Combined Haemophilus influenzae respiratory infection and allergic airways disease drives chronic infection and features of neutrophilic asthma

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Bmj Publishing Group
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Thorax, 2012, 67 (7), pp. 588 - 599
Issue Date:
2012-01
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Background 20-30% of patients with asthma have neutrophilic airway inflammation and reduced responsiveness to steroid therapy. They often have chronic airway bacterial colonisation and Haemophilus influenzae is one of the most commonly isolated bacteria.
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