Time to death, airway wall inflammation and remodelling in fatal asthma.

@article{James2005TimeTD,
  title={Time to death, airway wall inflammation and remodelling in fatal asthma.},
  author={Alan L. James and John G Elliot and Michael J Abramson and E. Haydn Walters},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={429-34}
}
Fatal asthma is characterised pathologically by airway wall remodelling, eosinophil and neutrophil infiltration, accumulation of mucus in the airway lumen and smooth muscle shortening. The durations of fatal attacks of asthma show a clear bimodal distribution. Airway smooth muscle contraction and the accumulation of luminal mucus may contribute to death from asthma and relate to time to death. The current authors have examined these two components in uninflated lung tissue in cases of fatal… CONTINUE READING