Potential role of Cryptococcusneoformans in the pathogenesis of asthma

Nachrnan, S. A.
August 2006
Thorax;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p705
Academic Journal
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.


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