Viruses in asthma exacerbations.

  title={Viruses in asthma exacerbations.},
  author={Wan C Tan},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={11 1},
  • Wan C Tan
  • Published 2005 in Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Respiratory viruses are well recognized as major triggers of acute exacerbations of asthma in children and adults, resulting in frequent outpatients visits and hospitalizations. Clinical and epidemiologic evidence supports this association. The application of molecular diagnostic methods has improved understanding of viral epidemiology and the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in viral induced acute asthma. This article reviews publications since October 2002 for an… CONTINUE READING
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