Chapter 33. Asthma: Cellular and Humoral Mechanisms

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. Christopher Haslett

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch33

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Haslett, C. (2000) Asthma: Cellular and Humoral Mechanisms, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • asthma;
  • airways;
  • oedema;
  • granulocytes;
  • antigen

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Clinical Definition and Classification

  • Pathology

  • Atopic Asthma and Allergen Provocation

  • The Cells

  • Mediators

  • Orchestration of Cellular and Mediator Events in the Pathogenesis of Asthma

  • References