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Combination asthma criteria identifies patients at risk for herpes zoster

May 5, 2015

SAN DIEGO — A combination of the two known asthma criteria, the Asthma Predictive Index and the Predetermined Asthma Criteria, identified a unique asthma phenotype that indicated which patients were at risk for microbial infections, such as herpes zoster, according to data presented here.

Asthma is a complex and heterogeneous disease caused by multiple factors. There are several different phenotypes of asthma – allergic, non-allergic and intrinsic – and in some patients these forms can coexist,” Chung-Il Wi, MD, from the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn., told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Given the heterogeneity of asthma, as well as increased risk of common and serious microbial infection among children with asthma, it would be important to determine which subgroup among children with asthma is at risk of microbial infections.”

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