TITLE

Potential role of Cryptococcusneoformans in the pathogenesis of asthma

AUTHOR(S)
Nachrnan, S. A.
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p705
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the potential role of cryptococcusneoformans in the pathogenesis of asthma. Active pulmonary cryptococcal infection may enhance allergic response with Th2 polarization and increased airway responsiveness in rats. It has been suggested that epidemiological studies are warranted to explore the potential contribution of subclinical cryptococcal infection to the high prevalence of urban asthma.
ACCESSION #
22074183

 

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