at 14 months of age my dtr who is now 12 was dx with intrapulmonary sequestration. Surgery corrected the problem. However, since the surgery she has been dx w/severe persistent asthma, iga deficient, ecezema, chronic sinunitis, rhinitis, food allergies and several of the common allergies. We have tried ig infusions, xolair, prolonged antibotics and steriods-no relief. She is currently on singular, allegra, theophylline which was recently increased to 600mgs, astelin, albuterol, advair, asanex, nasonex and recently finished a 2 month course of biaxcin. the last ige level taken almost a year ago was 3000. She has been tested for bronchostasis and aspergilous but the test were negative. The physician has ordered a sputum induction to determine what type of cells are present in the inflammatory process. Please explain the importance of eosinphils and neutrophils? The physician stated one of the cells present determine steriod resistance and the other may need to be treated with arithritis medication. Can you shed light on this.
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