Asthma: The Interplay Between Viral Infections and Allergic Diseases

Regina K. Rowe, Michelle A. Gill

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Respiratory viruses and allergens synergistically contribute to disease pathogenesis in asthma. Potential mechanisms underlying this clinically relevant association are the subject of intense investigation. This review summarizes current knowledge and recent advances in this area, with an emphasis on potential mechanisms involving immunoglobulin E, type I interferon antiviral responses, epithelial factors, and the role of dendritic cells and other antigen-presenting cells in linking viral and allergic inflammatory responses relevant to asthmatic disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-127
Number of pages13
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Atopy
  • Dendritic cells
  • Immunoglobulin E
  • Rhinovirus
  • Type I interferon
  • Viral infection


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