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Why Do Some People Experience Asthma Symptoms Despite Treatment?

April 09, 2024 9:48 AM | AAC (Administrator)

Shared from Yale School of Medicine, Yale University

While there is no cure for asthma, many people successfully manage the condition. Others experience asthma symptoms, such as shortness of breath, despite taking medication. A new study offers insight into why some groups of patients with asthma may not respond to treatment.

In the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers focused on eosinophils, a type of cell associated with lung function and asthma. For more than a decade, as the recognition of the role of eosinophils in asthma has grown, multiple eosinophil-directed treatments, including mepolizumab, have been developed.

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