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By Sebastian L. Johnston

bronchial asthma: An Atlas of research and administration is an illustrated textbook and reference for clinicians. Containing a hundred and forty four complete colour pages, it offers important visible details at the prognosis, signs and prevention of bronchial asthma. wealthy with photographic photos supported by means of uncomplicated descriptions and causes of every challenge, the ebook is a realistic and available source that every one medical professionals treating this situation will locate useful of their day-by-day perform.

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17 Upper respiratory tract viral infection is a common cause of disease exacerbation in asthmatic patients of all ages. net/Big_Virology/BVRNApicorna. html Premenstrual asthma In some women, particularly those with severe asthma, exacerbation of symptoms may occur premenstrually, typically 2 or 3 days before the onset of menstruation. This correlates with the late luteal phase of ovarian activity, when circulating oestrogens and progesterone reach their nadir at the end of the menstrual cycle. It is important to recognize this phenomenon.

Associations are often not replicated in other populations, implying that different populations have different asthma characteristics associated with particular genetic markers. Good examples of widely replicated associations are the genes coding for the IL-4/IL-13 pathway. This makes biological sense as IL-4 and IL-13 are important Th2 cytokines, central to the bronchial inflammation seen in asthma, with actions including isotype switching to IgE. 1 Asthma is both polygenic and genetically heterogeneous.

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