Chapter 89. Intrinsic Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. J. Christian Virchow Jr

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch19

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Virchow, J. C. (2000) Intrinsic Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • intrinsic asthma;
  • genetic predisposition;
  • inflammatory disease;
  • eosinophilia;
  • bronchial asthma


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Terminology

  • Epidemiology of Intrinsic Asthma

  • Clinical Characteristics of Intrinsic Asthma

  • Association of Intrinsic Asthma With Exogenous and Endogenous Factors

  • Lmmunopathology of Intrinsic Asthma

  • Pathogenesis of Intrinsic Asthma

  • Intrinsic Asthma as a Chronic Inflammatory Disorder

  • References