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Recent insights into the relationship between airway inflammation and asthma.

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There have been important recent advances in our understanding of the relationship between eosinophilic airway inflammation and airway dysfunction. Observational studies have shown that eosinophilic airway inflammation is not always present in asthma nor is it an exclusive feature of asthma. Its presence seems to be more closely linked to the presence of corticosteroid responsive airways disease and the occurrence of severe exacerbations than the presence of symptoms or the extent of airway d...

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Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Universita di Napoli, Secondo ateneo
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
296-299
Publication date:
2003-10-05
ISSN:
1122-0643
URN:
uuid:1924b3c0-0bb4-40bb-b340-09ce5da5bc67
Source identifiers:
435434
Local pid:
pubs:435434

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