Role of viral respiratory infections in asthma and asthma exacerbations.

  title={Role of viral respiratory infections in asthma and asthma exacerbations.},
  author={William W. Busse and Robert F. Lemanske and James E Gern},
  volume={376 9743},
Viral respiratory tract infections are common and usually selflimited illnesses. For patients at risk of asthma, or with existing asthma, viral respiratory tract infections can have a profound effect on the expression of disease or loss of control. New evidence has shown that wheezing episodes early in life due to human rhinoviruses are a major risk factor for the later diagnosis of asthma at age 6 years. For those with existing asthma, exacerbations are a major cause of morbidity, can need… CONTINUE READING
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