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Validity of sputum eosinophilia in diagnosing coexistent asthma in children with cystic fibrosis

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posted on 1980-01-01, 00:00 authored by Peter Sly, A A HUTCHISON
Sputum eosinophilia was quantitated in 50 children with cystic fibrosis in order to determine the value of this investigation in diagnosing coexistent asthma. On microscopic examination 23 children (46%) had no eosinophils in their sputum, 20 (40%) had occasional eosinophils and 7 (14%) had one or more eosinophils per high power field. There was no correlation between the presence of sputum eosinophilia and the following parameters: a clinical diagnosis of asthma, severity of pulmonary disease, response to inhaled sympathomimetics, use of gentamicin inhalations, microorganisms cultured from the sputum or family history of atopy. Sputum eosinophilia is not a helpful investigation in supporting the diagnosis of coexistent asthma in a child with cystic fibrosis. Copyright © 1980, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Journal

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Volume

16

Issue

3

Pagination

205 - 206

ISSN

1034-4810

eISSN

1440-1754

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