ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.40, no.2, pp.104-107, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Asthma, Children, Inflammation, Mean platelet volume, Platelets, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, BRONCHIAL-ASTHMA, ACTIVATION, DISEASE, INTERLEUKIN-6, COMMUNITIES
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood in industrialised countries. T helper-2 (Th-2) cells, mast cells and eosinophils have a role in inflammation of asthma. Recently it was shown that platelets also play a role in asthma. Mean platelet volume shows platelet size and reflects platelet activation.