Table 2—

Inflammatory markers in serum

GroupEPX µg·L−1ECP µg·L−1MPO µg·L−1IL-6 ng·L−1
Asthma (NS)41±518±3#302±45+10±2§
Asthma (no NS)34±5#14±3205±215±1
Control23±211±1250±185±1
  • Data are presented as mean±sem

  • NS: nocturnal symptoms

  • EPX: eosinophil protein X

  • ECP: eosinophil cationic protein

  • MPO: myeloperoxidase

  • IL-6: interleukin-6

  • #: p<0.05 compared with controls

  • : p<0.001 compared with controls

  • +: p<0.05 compared with asthmatics without NS

  • §: p<0.05 compared with controls and asthmatics without NS