Thunderstorm Asthma Due to Grass Pollen

  title={Thunderstorm Asthma Due to Grass Pollen},
  author={Cenk Suphioglu},
  journal={International Archives of Allergy and Immunology},
  pages={253 - 260}
  • C. Suphioglu
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
It is widely known and accepted that grass pollen is a major outdoor cause of hay fever. Moreover, grass pollen is also responsible for triggering allergic asthma, gaining impetus as a result of the 1987/1989 Melbourne and 1994 London thunderstorm–associated asthma epidemics. However, grass pollen is too large to gain access into the lower airways to trigger the asthmatic response and micronic particles <5 μm are required to trigger the response. We have successfully shown that ryegrass pollen… 

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