ASTHMA: AN IMMUNOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Ioana Mătăcuţă-Bogdan, Mihai-Leonida Neamţu
unpublished
Asthma continues to be an extremely actual issue and constantly redefining. Inflammation is the main feature of asthma with all the structures, cells and mechanisms involved. An essential part of the asthmatic inflammation is based on immune processes involving both local and general immune structures and the cooperation of the innate and acquired immunity, the cellular with the humoral immunity. Within this large framework, we can speak about the lung as a genuine immune organ, and about the
more » ... an, and about the asthma as an alteration of homeostasis. Intimate knowledge of the mechanisms involved can generate solutions in terms of diagnosis, long-term monitoring, targeted therapy for the asthmatic patient and can improve its prognosis.
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