Airflow limitation, asthma, and Chlamydia pneumoniae-specific heat shock 60 protein / 62

Hahn, D. L., and R. W. Peeling
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:614-618.**

This study adds to a small but growing body of evidence suggesting that infection contributes to asthma lung damage (scarring) to produce COPD. The implication is that early detection and treatment might prevent the development of COPD from asthma.

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