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Monitoring inflammation improves asthma control

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British Lung Foundation researchers at Imperial College have discovered that testing the phlegm, fluid and gases breathed out by children with severe asthma is an effective way of monitoring inflammation.

They suggest that the tests could be introduced into clinical practice to help manage asthma more effectively.

Children with severe asthma take frequent courses of steroids to control their symptoms, however this research shows that careful monitoring using this new test could reduce the use of steroids by one third.

The study involved 55 children aged between 7 and 17 years over a period of 3 years.

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