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
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