Sorting out the cytokines of asthma

  title={Sorting out the cytokines of asthma },
  author={Jeffrey M Drazen and Jonathan P. Arm and K Frank Austen},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={1 - 5}
A sthma is a complex disorder characterized by intermittent, reversible airway obstruction, and by airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation. Although its cause(s) remain unknown, we now recognize that asthma is a syndrome whose common pathologic expression is inflammation of the airways. The airways of patients with even mild asthma are inflamed, and some data suggest that the severity of the asthma parallels the degree of inflammation (1-3). The airway inflammation of asthma is unique in… CONTINUE READING


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