Comparative study of eosinophils in the blood and induced sputum during bronchial asthma

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2004 Jan;137(1):50-2. doi: 10.1023/b:bebm.0000024385.10506.f2.


Eosinophilia characterized by accumulation of low-density eosinophils and high functional activity of normal-density eosinophils was detected in the blood from patients with bronchial asthma. Low-density eosinophils are characterized by low content of granules. In patients with bronchial asthma morphological and functional characteristics of bronchial eosinophils were similar to those of blood low-density eosinophils.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Asthma / blood*
  • Eosinophilia / blood*
  • Eosinophilia / pathology
  • Eosinophils / pathology*
  • Eosinophils / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sputum / cytology*