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Title: Eosinophilic cationic protein: is it useful in assessing control of childhood asthma?
Authors: Zedan, M.
Settin, A.
El Chennawi, F.
El Desouky, T.
Nasef, N.
Fouda, A.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This study evaluated peripheral eosinophil and serum eosinophilic cationic protein [s-ECP] levels as markers of asthma control. A total of 38 children with asthma [16 controlled and 22 partially controlled] were compared with 16 age- and sex-matched healthy children. Total asthma cases had higher eosinophil counts and s-ECP levels than healthy children and partially controlled asthmatics had significantly higher levels of both markers than controlled asthmatics. Controlled asthma cases showed non-significant changes in both parameters versus healthy children. A negative correlation was noted between degree of asthma control and both eosinophil counts and s-ECP levels [r = -0.60 and -0.75 respectively]. s-ECP as well as peripheral eosinophil count may be helpful in the assessment of asthma control
Description: 1045-1049
Keywords: Eosinophil Cationic Protein
Case-Control Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Eosinophil Cationic Protein
ISSN: 1020-3397
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