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Interleukin-10 gene polymorphism rs1800896 is associated with post-bronchiolitis asthma at 11-13 years of age

List of Authors: Holster A, Nuolivirta K, Törmänen S, Lauhkonen E, Teräsjärvi J, Vuononvirta J, Koponen P, Helminen M, He QS, Korppi M

Publisher: WILEY

Publication year: 2019

Journal: Acta Paediatrica

Journal name in source: ACTA PAEDIATRICA

Journal acronym: ACTA PAEDIATR

Volume number: 108

Issue number: 11

Number of pages: 6

ISSN: 0803-5253

eISSN: 1651-2227


Aim Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that is involved with bronchiolitis and asthma. We evaluated associations between four IL-10 polymorphisms, namely rs1800871, rs1800872, rs1800890 and rs1800896, and post-bronchiolitis asthma in young adolescents. Methods The cohort consisted of 125 children hospitalised for bronchiolitis at Tampere University Hospital, Finland, in 2000-2004, at less than six months of age. At 11-13 years, asthma diagnoses and asthma-presumptive symptoms, allergic rhinitis and use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) were registered. Data on the four polymorphisms and their genotypes, haplotypes and allele frequencies were analysed in relation to asthma, allergic rhinitis and asthma medication. Results The variant IL-10 rs1800896 genotype was associated with less persistent asthma at five to seven and 11-13 years of age (4.3 versus 15.2%, p = 0.04) than the wild genotype and less ICS use during the previous 12 months (5.4 versus 18.2%, p = 0.03), as was the variant allele G. Allele A was associated with more persistent asthma and ICS use. The significant differences between the variant and wild genotypes were lost in adjusted logistic regression, but the direction of the association remained. Conclusion IL-10 rs1800896 gene polymorphism was associated with post-bronchiolitis asthma at 11-13 years of age in children hospitalised for bronchiolitis at less than six months of age.

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