Endotoxin exposure in allergy and asthma: reconciling a paradox.

@article{Liu2002EndotoxinEI,
  title={Endotoxin exposure in allergy and asthma: reconciling a paradox.},
  author={Andrew H. Liu},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={379-92}
}
  • Andrew H. Liu
  • Published 2002 in The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Well-established evidence links endotoxin exposure, especially in the workplace, to airways disease. Endotoxin can increase disease severity by acting as a natural adjuvant to augment asthma and atopic inflammation. Recent studies suggest that it can even act on its own, causing a distinct endotoxic form of asthma. Other studies, however, contradict the… CONTINUE READING