Hi guys just wanted to update you on my visit to Brompton today. My consultant had emailed me about a new drug for my type of asthma (severe eosinophilic asthma) and today I was advised I will be in first cohort of patients to be offered this to block white blood cells that migrate from my bone marrow to my lungs causing massive ongoing inflammtion. BUT the drug, despite being licensed in UK last month, still has many more hoops aparently to jump through re funding/committees etc so they cannot tell me a definate date when it will be in clinic to use. In the meantime I have been told I must now stay on maintenance Prednisolone which is a disappointment but I have to hold out hope that sometime this year this new drug will come available and give the 5% of us with this type of the disease hope! It is amazing that a year ago nothing else could be done only a 'Pred shaped future' and serious airway remodelling with scarring and inflammtion, but now a light on the horizon!!
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