Viral Diversity in Asthma

Peter McErlean*, Alyssa Greiman, Silvio Favoreto, Pedro C. Avila

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Asthma exacerbations are precipitated primarily by respiratory virus infection and frequently require immediate medical intervention. Studies of childhood and adult asthma have implicated a wide variety of respiratory viruses in exacerbations. By focusing on both RNA and DNA respiratory viruses and some newly identified viruses, this review illustrates the diversity and highlights some of the uncertainties that exist i n our understanding of virus-related asthma exacerbations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-495
Number of pages15
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Asthma
  • Exacerbation
  • Newly identified virus
  • Respiratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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