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The association of sensitive systemic inflammation markers with bronchial asthma.

Authors
  • Jousilahti, Pekka
  • Salomaa, Veikko
  • Hakala, Katri
  • Rasi, Vesa
  • Vahtera, Elina
  • Palosuo, Timo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2002
Volume
89
Issue
4
Pages
381–385
Identifiers
PMID: 12392382
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sensitive markers of systemic inflammation, particularly SAA and fibrinogen, were positively and significantly associated with asthma prevalence. These findings support the hypothesis that not only local, but also systemic, inflammation exist in bronchial asthma.

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