- With sections on airway-respiratory infection interactions, emerging therapies, and genetics, this guide
- studies the natural history of asthma from birth to adulthood-emphasizing the characterization of various asthmatic phenotypes based on gender, age, ethnicity, and race within various environments
- reviews the most recent data on host immune responses and their role in immunoinflammatory events characteristic of allergic respiratory tract diseases
- presents an in-depth discussion of risk factors that may contribute to asthma pathogenesis
- assesses currently available and promising treatment strategies in the context of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of asthma and allergic disease
Collecting research from leading specialists in the field, this reference contains the latest studies on the genetic and environmental origins, pathogenesis, and immunology of asthma-promoting new research pathways for the development of new therapeutic interventions in the prevention of this common disease.