Asthma and coagulation.

  title={Asthma and coagulation.},
  author={Johannes Daan de Boer and Christof J. Majoor and Cornelis van 't Veer and Elisabeth H D Bel and Tom van der Poll},
  volume={119 14},
Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by paroxysmal airflow obstruction evoked by irritative stimuli on a background of allergic lung inflammation. Currently, there is no cure for asthma, only symptomatic treatment. In recent years, our understanding of the involvement of coagulation and anticoagulant pathways, the fibrinolytic system, and platelets in the pathophysiology of asthma has increased considerably. Asthma is associated with a procoagulant state in the bronchoalveolar space… CONTINUE READING
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