Asthma and autoimmunity: a complex but intriguing relation.

  title={Asthma and autoimmunity: a complex but intriguing relation.},
  author={Alberto Tedeschi and Riccardo Asero},
  journal={Expert review of clinical immunology},
  volume={4 6},
Asthma and autoimmune diseases apparently have little to share except for the involvement of the immune system in both types of disorder. However, epidemiological studies have shown that asthma and Type 1 diabetes, a typical autoimmune disease, are associated at the population level, and some experimental findings have suggested that autoimmune mechanisms might be operating in asthma as well. Female preponderance, increased incidence of antinuclear autoantibodies and detection of autoantibodies… CONTINUE READING
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