The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
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Pathogenesis and Management of Virus Infection-Induced Exacerbation of Senile Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Pulmonary Emphysema
MUTSUO YAMAYA
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2002 Volume 197 Issue 2 Pages 67-80

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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.

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