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Infection and Asthma: Just a trigger for Asthma exacerbation or more?

About this Research Topic

It is well known that infection, particularly respiratory viral infections not only trigger asthma exacerbation but also can initiate asthma in childhood. Apart from respiratory viruses, it is crucial to investigate how other infective pathogens in the respiratory tract (bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasma and fungus) affect the initiation, occurrence, development and/or exacerbation of asthma. Although, it is widely believed that the microbiome does contribute to asthma, there is much that remains undiscovered.

With the development of modern medical and biological techniques/knowledge, now is the time to address the cutting edges of asthma in relation to known and unknown infective reagents. Therefore, this Research Topic aims to publish Original Research Articles, Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Brief Research Reports, Clinical Trials, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Opinion, Perspective and Registered Report related to but not limited to:

Relationships between asthma and infectious diseases

Prevalence of infections with virus, bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasma and fungus in the initiation, occurrence, maintenance and exacerbation of adult, elderly and/or pediatric asthma

The mechanisms of above infective reagents in the pathogenesis of asthma

The benefits of anti-infectives in the treatment of asthma


Keywords: allergy, asthma, microbiome, respiratory infection


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

It is well known that infection, particularly respiratory viral infections not only trigger asthma exacerbation but also can initiate asthma in childhood. Apart from respiratory viruses, it is crucial to investigate how other infective pathogens in the respiratory tract (bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasma and fungus) affect the initiation, occurrence, development and/or exacerbation of asthma. Although, it is widely believed that the microbiome does contribute to asthma, there is much that remains undiscovered.

With the development of modern medical and biological techniques/knowledge, now is the time to address the cutting edges of asthma in relation to known and unknown infective reagents. Therefore, this Research Topic aims to publish Original Research Articles, Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Brief Research Reports, Clinical Trials, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Opinion, Perspective and Registered Report related to but not limited to:

Relationships between asthma and infectious diseases

Prevalence of infections with virus, bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasma and fungus in the initiation, occurrence, maintenance and exacerbation of adult, elderly and/or pediatric asthma

The mechanisms of above infective reagents in the pathogenesis of asthma

The benefits of anti-infectives in the treatment of asthma


Keywords: allergy, asthma, microbiome, respiratory infection


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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07 November 2020 Abstract
07 March 2021 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

07 November 2020 Abstract
07 March 2021 Manuscript

Participating Journals

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