Table 2

Comparison of positive rates of different titers for ant-Hsp60 and anti-Hsp70 in plasma of patients with asthma and healthy controls

Titers

Patients with asthma (n = 95)

Control subjects (n = 99)

P value

n (%)

n (%)


Anti-Hsp60

1:10

17 (17.9)

5 (5.1)

0.001

1:20

8 (8.4)

1 (1.0)

0.014

1:40

5 (5.3)

0 (0.0)

0.027

1:80

5 (5.3)

0 (0.0)

0.027


Anti-Hsp70

1:10

32 (33.7)

8 (8.1)

<0.001

1:20

19 (20.0)

4 (4.0)

<0.001

1:40

13 (13.7)

1 (1.0)

<0.001

1:80

9 (9.5)

0 (0.0)

0.001


Anti-Hsps*

1:10

37 (38.9)

9 (9.1)

<0.001


* Combined positive rate of anti-Hsp60 and /or anti-Hsp70 for titers 1:10–1:80.

Yang et al. Respiratory Research 2005 6:18   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-6-18

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