Eosinophilic bronchitis

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Eosinophilic bronchitis is a type of airway inflammation due to excessive mast cell recruitment and activation in the superficial airways as opposed to the smooth muscles of the airways as seen in asthma.[1][2] It often results in a chronic cough.[1] Lung function tests are usually normal.[1] Inhaled corticosteroids are often an effective treatment.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Gonlugur U, Gonlugur TE (2008). "Eosinophilic bronchitis without asthma". Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. 147 (1): 1–5. doi:10.1159/000128580. PMID 18446047. 
  2. ^ Gibson PG, Fujimura M, Niimi A (February 2002). "Eosinophilic bronchitis: clinical manifestations and implications for treatment". Thorax. 57 (2): 178–82. doi:10.1136/thorax.57.2.178. PMC 1746245Freely accessible. PMID 11828051.