Asthma classification by clinical symptoms and signs (clinical diagnosis) was compared with the classification by score calculated from clinical findings and examinations (score diagnosis) in 25 patients with bronchial asthma. 1. Ten subjects classified as Ia (simple bronchoconstriction type) by clinical diagnosis were divided into 6 cases with expectoration of less than 49 ml a day and 4 cases with expectoration of between 50 and 99 ml. The level of serum IgE and number of eosinophils in BALF were significantly higher in the latter cases than in the former cases. The cases whose expectoration was from 50 to 99 ml a day were classified as Ib (bronchoconstriction with hypersecretion type) by score diagnosis. 2. The six subjects who were classified as type Ib by clinical diagnosis were also evaluated as type Ib by score diagnosis. 3. Nine of the 10 subjects classified as type II by clinical diagnosis were evaluated as type II by score diagnosis. One case, whose score was under 12 points, was evaluated as questionable type II by score diagnosis.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Arerugī = [Allergy]|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy