[Therapeutic effect of double fill nine tastes soup in treating recurrent respiratory infection (RRI) and change of immune function in children].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2012 Apr ;37(7):1039-42. PMID: 22792813
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effect of double fill nine tastes soup in treating children recurrent respiratory infection (RRTI) and the change of immune function.
METHOD: 77 RRTI patients were randomly selected into observation and control groups. The observation group was treated with Chinese medicine- double fill nine tastes soup,water frying points 2 times oral. The control was treated with transfer factor oral liquid,every 10 mL,2 times daily oral. Treatment periods were both two months. IgA, IgG, IgM and IL-12, TNF-alpha, INF-gamma were detected before and after treatment to assess the clinical effects and the changes of immune factors, meanwhile, a health group was established.
RESULT: Before treatment, compared with the health group, the serum IgA, IgG, IgM, IgE, IL-12, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma in both groups were significantly different (P<0.01). After treatment, the ratio of IgA, IgG, Ig M, IL-12, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma in two groups were significantly different (P<0.01). Compared with the recurrence rate and clinical effects, the observation group was better than control, and the differences were significant (P<0.01).
CONCLUSION: Double fill nine tastes soup has significant effects in treating recurrent respiratory infection (RRI) and enhance the immune function in children.