Asthma, atopy and Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in adults.

@article{Hertzen1999AsthmaAA,
  title={Asthma, atopy and Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in adults.},
  author={Leena C von Hertzen and M T{\"o}yryl{\"a} and A Gimishanov and Aini Bloigu and Maija Leinonen and Pekka Saikku and Tari Haahtela},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={522-8}
}
BACKGROUND Factors involved in the development of inflammation and asthma in nonatopic subjects have remained largely obscure, although there is some evidence to suggest that certain infections may play a role. OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between serological evidence of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and asthma in adults, and the possible modifying effect of the patients' atopic status on this association. METHODS Four hundred and thirty consecutive patients who attended the… CONTINUE READING

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