IL-5, IL-8 and MMP-9 levels in exhaled breath condensate of atopic and nonatopic asthmatic children

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TÜRKELİ A. , YILMAZ Ö., TANELİ F., Horasan G. D. , Kanik E. T. , KIZILKAYA M., ...More

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.109, no.6, pp.680-688, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.04.004
  • Title of Journal : RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.680-688


Rationale: Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, and a great majority of pediatric patients with asthma demonstrate atopic characteristics and develop a Th2 type cytokine response. Nonatopic asthma, on the other hand, is seen more rarely.