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COVID-19 and Asthma –

People with asthma develop infections of the LRT more frequently than those without. This article looks at COVID-19 and its impact on asthma sufferers.



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Potential asthma-COVID-19 risk
People with asthma develop infections of the lower respiratory tract (LRT) more frequently than those without, and episodes of LRT infection in asthmatic patients are longer and more severe. In people with poorly controlled asthma, viral infections of the respiratory system cause more acute symptoms than people with well-controlled asthma.
Furthermore, rhinovirus infections can induce asthma exacerbation. The mechanism for this appears to be delayed and deficient antiviral…

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