Diagnostic Value of Immunological Markers of the Inflammatory Response of the Body in Verifying the Bacterial Origin of Febrile Episodes of Bronchial Asthma in Infants and Preschool Children

O.K. Koloskova, T.M. Bilous, Ye.P. Ortemenka


The aim of research was to study the diagnostic value of some clinical and immunological tests in the verification of bacterial and/or viral infection in the course of febrile episodes of bronchial asthma exacerbations in children of early age. On the base of allergological department of Chernivtsi Regional Children’s Hospital by the method of simple random sampling there have been examined 104 child patients with bronchial asthma who were admitted to the hospital because of asthma exacerbation associated with fever, and of which were formed two groups of clinical observation. The conducted analysis of clinical and laboratory data in children with bacterial and viral febrile bronchial asthma attacks has been suggested that such patients more likely had higher level of immunological indices of inflammatory reactions, which are mostly characterized by increased content of serum interleukin-8 over 50.0 pg/ml (52.9 %) and serum C-reactive protein concentration more than 50.0 mg/l (43.1 %).


children; bronchial asthma; febrile exacerbation


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