Rhinovirus and severe asthma exacerbations requiring admission to hospital

Ibrahim, K.
September 2006
Thorax;Sep2006, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p827
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study regarding the role of rhinovirus (RV) in severe asthma exacerbations requiring admission to hospital using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in Great Britain. The respondents of the study include 101 patients with acute asthma admitted to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre. It was found that 21 percent of the patients have RV during admission. The study revealed that smoking and non-use of inhaled corticosteroids caused RV infection.


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