Effects of different anti-asthmatic agents on induced sputum and eosinophil cationic protein in mild asthmatics

Basyigit İ. , Yildiz F., Ozkara S. , Boyaci H. , Ilgazli A., Ozkarakas O.

RESPIROLOGY, vol.9, no.4, pp.514-520, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2004.00631.x
  • Title of Journal : RESPIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.514-520


Objectives: Inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and theophylline are recommended for the treatment of mild persistent asthma. The aim of this study was to compare the changes in sputum total cell and eosinophil counts, and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) levels in serum and sputum following treatment with leukotriene receptor antagonists, inhaled corticosteroids, and theophylline in patients with mild persistent asthma.