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Statins and cancer in patients with asthma
  1. L Mascitelli1,
  2. F Pezzetta2,
  3. M R Goldstein3
  1. 1
    Comando Brigata Alpina “Julia”, Medical Service, Udine, Italy
  2. 2
    Ospedale di Tolmezzo, Tolmezzo, Italy
  3. 3
    Fountain Medical Court, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  1. Dr L Mascitelli, Comando Brigata Alpina “Julia”, Medical Service, 8 Via S. Agostino, Udine 33100, Italy; lumasci{at}

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Imamura and colleagues1 found that pravastatin attenuated allergic airway inflammation through suppression of interleukin 17 in the lungs of ovalbumin-sensitised mice. However, in the accompanying editorial,2 Rubin pointed out that, in clinical practice, it is unlikely that adding a statin to an appropriate dose of inhaled corticosteroids might provide any additional benefit for patients with asthma, highlighting that in this …

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