Is hypereosinophilic asthma a specific phenotype of asthma?

Pauline Pradère , Yurdagul Uzunhan, Jacques Cadranel, Anne Bergeron-Lafaurie, Dominique Israí«l-Biet, Gilles Garcia, Stéphane Jouveshomme, Muriel Varrin , Michel Aubier, Bruno Crestani, Camille Taillé.

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Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France; Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Avicennes, Bobigny, France; Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France; Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, Franc


Introduction: Blood eosinophilia >1000/mm3 in patients with asthma should evoke particular forms of the disease, especially Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). Little is known about patients who do not fulfill criteria for these diseases, usually referred as Hypereosinophilic Asthma (HA). Aim of the study: To describe clinical and functional characteristics of patients with HA and to assess the prevalence of CSS and ABPA in asthma patients with blood hypereosinophilia. Methods: Retrospective study of 79 adult asthma patients with blood eosinophils count >1000/mm3 , compared with a control group of 30 asthma patients without blood hypereosinophilia (

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European Respiratory Congress
    • ERS 21st (2011)