Serum eosinophil cationic protein in the evaluation of asthma severity in children.

@article{Vanto1998SerumEC,
  title={Serum eosinophil cationic protein in the evaluation of asthma severity in children.},
  author={T. T. Vanto and Pertti Koskinen},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={415-9}
}
To assess the sensitivity and specificity of serum eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in the diagnosis of asthma and evaluation of asthma severity, we conducted a prospective study to compare parameters of asthma severity, peripheral blood eosinophilia, and serum ECP concentrations in 88 children presenting to a university hospital outpatient clinic with suspected (n=59) or recently diagnosed asthma (n=29). Serum ECP correlated significantly (r[s]=0.676, P = 0.0001) with peripheral eosinophil… CONTINUE READING

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