The role of IgE in asthma.

  title={The role of IgE in asthma.},
  author={Hans Yssel and Claire Abbal and J{\'e}r{\^o}me P{\`e}ne and Jean Bousquet},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={28 Suppl 5},
  pages={104-9; discussion 117-8}
Asthma is a multifactorial and complex disease in which allergic factors and non-allergic triggers interact and result in bronchial obstruction and inflammation. Allergenic sensitization is important in the development of asthma and, although links between inhalant allergy and asthma have been known for many years, they have recently been re-emphasized. Indoor allergens are associated with asthma prevalence, severity and exacerbations whereas outdoor allergens such as pollens are associated… CONTINUE READING