Serum IL-17 & eotaxin levels in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis
Objective: To investigate the serum levels of Interleukin (IL)-17 and eotaxin levels and the relationship between serum IL-17, eotaxin and pulmonary function in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis.
Methods: Serum IL-17 and eotaxin levels in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis during attacking and remission and in healthy control subjects were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. Then we studied the correlation between the serum IL-17, eotaxin levels and pulmonary function in patients.
Results: Serum IL-17 and eotaxin levels were significantly elevated in patients during asthma attack and remission compared with healthy control subjects. These levels in patients during asthma attack were much higher than those during remission. Furthermore, serum IL-17 and eotaxin levels were negatively correlated with pulmonary function in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis, respectively.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that IL-17 and eotaxin are important factors in asthma with allergic rhinitis, and the correlation between serum IL-17, eotaxin and lung function possibly lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma with allergic rhinitis and related diseases.
How to cite this:Lv H, Lu B, Qian X, Huang J, Qiu TF. Serum IL-17 & eotaxin levels in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(3):700-704. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.323.9914
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