Asthma infection risk 'goes beyond the airways'

Posted: 10/10/2013

From medwireNews:

Researchers from the USA have found that asthma may be associated with an increased risk for infections outside of the respiratory tract.

Multiple previous studies have shown that patients with asthma are more likely to experience bacterial infections of the airways, but Young Juhn (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota) and team found that they also have a higher burden of community-acquired Escherichia coli bloodstream infection (BSI) than people without asthma. Read more.