Epidemiology of virus-induced asthma exacerbations: with special reference to the role of human rhinovirus

Takeshi Saraya, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Anri Ito, Yoshiko Sasaki, Shoichi Niwa, Naoko Kiyota, Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi, Kunihisa Kozawa, Hajime Goto, Hajime Takizawa
Frontiers in Microbiology 2014, 5: 226
Viral respiratory infections may be associated with the virus-induced asthma in adults as well as children. Particularly, human rhinovirus is strongly suggested a major candidate for the associations of the virus-induced asthma. Thus, in this review, we reviewed and focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of virus-induced asthma with special reference on human rhinovirus. Furthermore, we added our preliminary data regarding the clinical and virological findings in the present review.

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