Serum eosinopholic cationic protein (ECP) in asthmatic Malaysian children

Chan, P.W.K. and Samsinah, H.H. and Arpin, H.Z. and Mustafa, A.M. and Bruyne, J.A.D. (2002) Serum eosinopholic cationic protein (ECP) in asthmatic Malaysian children. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 57 (2). pp. 201-204. ISSN 0300-5283,

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Eosinopholic inflammation in the airways is important in the pathogenesis of childhood asthma. Serum eosinopholic cationic protein (ESP), a marker of eosinophil activation was measured in 20 asthmatic smoke esposure, urinary cotinine levels and family history of asthma between the two groups. The median serum ECP in asthmatic children was 27.0 mcg/L (IQ1 8.8, IQ3 59.0); which was higher than in non-asthmatic controls 5.9 mcg/L (IQ1 3.0, IQ3 11.9), p=0.0021. An elevated serum ECP level can be helpful as supportive evidence in the diagnosis of bronchial asthma in Malaysia children

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childhood Asthma; Serum Eosinopholic Cationic Protein
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 00:53
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 04:51

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