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24 Pages

Future Therapies

ByJeffrey Stokes, Christopher Clark, Thomas B. Casale

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by reversible airway obstruction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and airway inflammation. It is an extremely heterogeneous disorder, and a multitude of factors — genetic (e.g., atopy), environmental, psychosocial, and biological — contribute to the disease process.