Infektion und asthma

Translated title of the contribution: Infections and asthma

G. Rohde*, J. Rupp

*Corresponding author for this work


    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. Allergen-induced airway inflammation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of the disease whereas infections are known to be important triggers of acute exacerbations. Chronic or latent infections may also influence and enhance the local inflammation. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the different pathogens and to present the current understanding of the role of respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria in the pathogenesis of the disease.

    Translated title of the contributionInfections and asthma
    Original languageGerman
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)1302-1310
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2008

    Research Areas and Centers

    • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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