The effect of inhaled leukotriene D4 and methacholine on sputum cell differentials in asthma.

Abstract

The cysteinyl leukotriene LTE4 has been shown to induce airway eosinophilia in asthmatics in vivo. This phenomenon has not yet been reported for LTD4. Hence, we examined the effect of inhaled LTD4 and a control bronchoconstrictor agent, methacholine, on cell differentials in hypertonic saline-induced whole sputum samples of 12 nonsmoking atopic asthmatic… (More)

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