volume 27, issue 6, P516-522 2006
DOI: 10.2500/aap.2006.27.2907
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Abstract: Some studies suggest a decrease in interferon (IFN) gamma production among atopic individuals, and others refer to low IFN-gamma levels as a characteristic of asthma, regardless of the atopic state. Recent research has indicated a relation between asthma and a tendency toward a bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine scar with a small diameter, suggesting an association of this illness with the low production of IFN-gamma. The aim of this study was to check the hypothesis that asthmatic patients with a small BCG…

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