Erythromycin reduces neutrophils and neutrophil-derived elastolytic-like activity in the lower respiratory tract of bronchiolitis patients / 10

Hahn DL, Ichikawa T, Ninomiyo H, et al
Am Rev Respir Dis 1993; 147:1064-1065*

Experts believe that macrolide effects on asthma are explained by anti-inflammatory rather than antibacterial mechanisms. This letter was an early plea to design studies to distinguish between these two possible mechanisms.

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