In difficult-to-treat asthmatics, uncontrolled despite a high level of therapy and followed for 3 years with a mean number of sputum samples/patient = 10, sputum eosinophilia (≥3%) was observed in 87% of all sputum samples. Persistent sputum eosinophilia is a characteristic of severe uncontrolled asthma.

Can Sputum Eosinophilia Be a Constant Feature in Severe Refractory Asthmatics? A 3-Year Longitudinal Study

LATORRE, MANUELA;NOVELLI, FEDERICA;CIANCHETTI, SILVANA;BARTOLI, MARIA LAURA ELENA;DI FRANCO, ANTONELLA;CELI, ALESSANDRO;PAGGIARO, PIER LUIGI
2015

Abstract

In difficult-to-treat asthmatics, uncontrolled despite a high level of therapy and followed for 3 years with a mean number of sputum samples/patient = 10, sputum eosinophilia (≥3%) was observed in 87% of all sputum samples. Persistent sputum eosinophilia is a characteristic of severe uncontrolled asthma.
Dente, Federico L; Latorre, Manuela; Novelli, Federica; Cianchetti, Silvana; Bartoli, MARIA LAURA ELENA; Bacci, Elena; DI FRANCO, Antonella; Vagaggini, Barbara; Celi, Alessandro; Paggiaro, PIER LUIGI
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