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Effect of an inhaled corticosteroid on methacholine airway reactivity.

Authors
  • Easton, J G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1981
Volume
67
Issue
5
Pages
388–390
Identifiers
PMID: 7229227
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Methacholine airway reactivity was studied in seven asthmatic patients before and at the end of 4 mo of beclomethasone dipropionate therapy, as well as in a control group. There was no statistically significant change in reactivity in either group, suggesting that a change in airway cholinergic receptor activity is not part of the mechanism of action of corticosteroids in asthma.

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