volume 17, issue 4, P191-197 1996
DOI: 10.2500/108854196778996930
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Abstract: In recent years, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) has been considered as a useful eosinophilic activation marker in asthmatic patients. In this study, serum ECP levels in different stages of bronchial asthma were evaluated. We studied 123 patients suffering from asthma, which was classified as mild (n = 49), moderate (n = 49), severe asthma (n = 25), and also 31 healthy controls. Serum ECP levels were 13.22 +/- 1.11 ng/mL (mean +/- s.e.m.) in controls, and 30.15 +/- 2.38 ng/mL in asthmatic patients. By subgro…

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