Table 2

Serum analyte concentrations in children with asthma before and after oral prednisolone treatment, and the normal controls

  • Values are mean (SEM) expressed as pg/ml. Measurements below the detection limit of the assays (ND) were regarded as zero.

  • 2-150 Student's paired t test comparing children with asthma before and after treatment.

  • 2-151 Wilcoxon signed ranks test comparing chidren with asthma after treatment and controls.

  • IL, interleukin; sCD25, soluble CD25; ECP, eosinophil cationic protein.