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Can infections trigger asthma?

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Viral and bacterial respiratory infections -- cold, flu, bronchitis, and sinus infections -- are a common cause of asthma, especially in children under 10. Airway sensitivity can last as long as 2 months after an upper respiratory infection.

SOURCES:  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Causes of Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Causes of Asthma."  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  .



Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate

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SOURCES:  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Causes of Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Causes of Asthma."  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  .



Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on October 2, 2018

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