Definition, Epidemiology, and Pathophysiology of Asthma
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This CHEST Board Review video defines asthma and discusses the burden of the disease and its prevalence in the United States. Early life determinants of asthma and genetic predisposition lead into a conversation about asthma pathophysiology and immunology. Participants will learn about airway inflammation and type-2 immune responses in asthma. The video concludes with a list of the cytokines in type 2 asthma.

Last Reviewed: September 2022
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This CHEST Board Review video defines asthma and discusses the burden of the disease and its prevalence in the United States. Early life determinants of asthma and genetic predisposition lead into a conversation about asthma pathophysiology and immunology. Participants will learn about airway inflammation and type-2 immune responses in asthma. The video concludes with a list of the cytokines in type 2 asthma.

Last Reviewed: September 2022

Keywords
severe asthma
biologics
eosinophilia
lung function
asthma control

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