Reference : Clinique et cytologie sputaire de l'asthme intrinseque
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Clinique et cytologie sputaire de l'asthme intrinseque
[en] Clinical Characteristics and Sputum Cytology of Intrinsic Asthma
Bettiol, J. [> > > >]
Radermecker, Maurice mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine) >]
Louis, Renaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Pneumologie - Allergologie]
Revue Médicale de Liège
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[en] The diagnosis of intrinsic asthma is evoked in patients with clinical criteria of asthma but, who contrarily to atopic asthmatics, lack history of allergy, specific IgE and skin positive reaction towards common aeroallergens of the environment. While the bronchial cytology of these two types of asthma is comparable, the immunological mechanisms of intrinsic asthma remain poorly understood because the factors responsible for the bronchial inflammation are unknown. Intrinsic asthma normally begins in adulthood and carries often a more severe prognosis. This disease is more frequent in women and is often associated to nasal polyposis and/or aspirin hypersensitivity. In this work, we have retrospectively studied the demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as the lung function and the sputum cell counts of intrinsic asthmatic outpatients seen during the period of 1996 to 1998 in the Pneumology Department of the CHU Sart Tilman.

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