Heterogeneity of lower airway inflammation in children with severe-persistent asthma
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
To our knowledge, ours is one of few studies to systematically investigate the pattern of lower airway inflammation in children with severe-persistent asthma. Our results differ from a recent investigation in children, showing more heterogeneity and a greater proportion of neutrophilic inflammation. Further investigation is required to determine whether specific inflammatory patterns are associated with specific etiologies, and whether individualized therapy is warranted.