Something old, something new: indoor endotoxin, allergens and asthma.

  title={Something old, something new: indoor endotoxin, allergens and asthma.},
  author={Andrew H. Liu},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={5 Suppl A},
Endotoxin and allergen exposure have been explored in the context of asthma for more than a century. Building upon a pyramid of knowledge are recent observations that provide new insights to the effect of these exposures on the development of asthma. Some of these studies challenge some previously held concepts of the role of these exposures in asthma inception. Indoor allergens are well established as the basis of inflammation in sensitised asthmatics, contributing to disease severity. Then… CONTINUE READING
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