Bronchial hyperresponsiveness in seasonal allergic rhinitis patients is associated with increased IL-18 during natural pollen exposure

KURT E. , Aksu K., Dokumacioglu A., Alatas O.

CYTOKINE, vol.60, no.1, pp.100-103, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cyto.2012.06.240
  • Title of Journal : CYTOKINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-103


Background: The mechanism of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is not certain in seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) patients. Objective: We aimed to investigate the effects of natural pollen exposure on IL-18 and its relationship with BHR.