SESSION TITLE: Asthma IV
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Eosinophilic airway inflammation can predict the exacerbation of asthma, and we can improve the management of asthma by monitoring the eosinophilic airway inflammation. Although induced sputum and sputum eosinophil count is the gold standard test for diagnosing eosinophilic asthma, a more accessible and receptive method is needed for clinical practice. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) have recently been proposed to play a crucial role in eosinophilic inflammation and have been identified in peripheral blood from patients with asthma. We sought to identify simple and feasible biomarkers which can predict eosinophilic airway inflammation in asthmatic patients.