Evaluation of blood vessels and edema in the airways of asthma patients: regulation with clarithromycin treatment.
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- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2001
Our data suggest that angiogenesis and edema may not be significant features of airway remodeling in patients with chronic, mild-to-moderate asthma. Clarithromycin treatment in asthmatic patients could reduce the edematous area as identified by alpha(2)-macroglobulin staining, which may lead to airway tissue shrinkage and cause an artificial increase in the number of blood vessels.
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