Immunological Aspects of Asthma

  title={Immunological Aspects of Asthma},
  author={Dr Chris J. Corrigan},
  journal={Clinical Immunotherapeutics},
Many investigators now accept that chronic inflammation of the bronchial mucosa plays a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of asthma. This inflammation resembles a cell-mediated reaction in which selective release of cytokines, principally by activated T lymphocytes but also by other cells, brings about the accumulation and activation of granulocytes. Of the granulocytes, eosinophils are particularly implicated in causing the bronchial mucosal damage that is thought to underlie the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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