Pathogenesis and management of virus infection-induced exacerbation of senile bronchial asthma and chronic pulmonary emphysema

Mutsuo Yamaya

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Abstract

The number of senile patients with therapy resistant bronchial asthma, chronic pulmonary emphysema increases due to the habit of smoking and increased number of older people, and these inflammatory pulmonary diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide. Rhinoviruses cause the majority of common colds, and provoke exacerbations of bronchial asthma and chronic pulmonary emphysema. Here, I review the pathogenesis and management of rhinovirus infection-induced exacerbation of senile bronchial asthma and chronic pulmonary emphysema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-80
Number of pages14
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume197
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic pulmonary emphysema
  • Heme oxygenase
  • Rhinovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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