Asthma currently affects more than 150 million people worldwide with almost half of these experiencing symptoms that disrupt their everyday lives. In addition, prevalence is rapidly increasing on a global basis, particularly in young children and adults. Astonishingly, 180,000 people still lose their lives to asthma each year. "Asthma: An Atlas of Investigation and Management" is an illustrated textbook and reference for clinicians. Containing 144 full... more...

This reference presents investigations into the role of respiratory infections in protecting against allergy and asthma development, the activation of airway inflammation and exacerbations of asthma-exploring cellular and molecular mechanisms, as well as factors including genetics, the environment, and allergen exposure.