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Infections and asthma: new insights into old ideas

A relationship between infections and allergic airway disease has long been recognized, and many reviews have been written on this topic. However, both clinical and basic science studies published in the last 3 years provide new insights into the relationship between infection and allergic conditions. In this review, we focus on these very recent studies, which address the role of infection in the development, maintenance, and exacerbation of asthma. Bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections have each been examined and provide a framework for these novel concepts. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 2010;40:1142-54.

Author: Sevin CM, Peebles Jr, RS

Published: 01/02/2010

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Clinical and Experimental Allergy