Influence of asthma epidemiology on the risk for other diseases

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Asthma is a multifactorial chronic disease affecting a significant proportion of people in the United States and worldwide. Numerous laboratory and epidemiological studies have attempted to understand the etiology and underlying mechanisms of asthma and to identify effective therapies. However, the impact of asthma on the risk for other diseases has drawn little attention. This paper discusses the potential effects of asthma as a risk factor for other diseases, explores the potential mechanisms, and reviews the implications of the findings to clinical practice, public health, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-131
Number of pages10
JournalAllergy, Asthma and Immunology Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Asthma
  • Chronic diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Population
  • Risk
  • Susceptibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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