Plasma adrenomedullin levels in children with asthma: Any relation with atopic dermatitis?

Kucukosmanoglu E., Keskin O., Karcin M., Cekmen M., Balat A.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.40, no.4, pp.215-219, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2011.05.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-219
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the airway, and adrenomedullin (ADM) may have some effects against bronchoconstriction. However, the role(s) of ADM in asthmatic children have not been evaluated yet. The aims of this study were to determine if there are any changes in plasma ADM levels during acute asthma attack, and to search for any association between allergen sensitivity and ADM level in asthmatic children.