Clin Respir Med | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Review: Asthma and Viruses: A Toxic Relationship

Ana Maria Stok*

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Respiratory Pathology Research Center, Argentina

*Correspondance to: Ana Maria Stok 

Fulltext PDF


Since time immemorial, human beings have had a relationship with viruses, especially respiratory ones. It is suggested that in certain cases these can stimulate the development of the innate immune system at an early age, but in the presence of susceptible hosts they may contribute to the development of asthma and its exacerbations. In this review we will assess the mechanism by which viruses infect us, how our immune system acts, and our knowledge to date of the intervention of viruses as a cause of asthma and its exacerbations.


Stok AM. Review: Asthma and Viruses: A Toxic Relationship. Clin Respirat Med. 2020; 2(1): 1012.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter