intrinsic asthma


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intrinsic asthma

[in′trin·sik ′az·mə]
(medicine)
Asthma caused by a respiratory tract infection.
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80% of patients with intrinsic asthma are homozygous for HLA-BW6.
Among allergic reactions, type 1 IgE-mediated responses are the most studied in association with respiratory symptoms and asthma, although there is increasing evidence that hidden food allergies (non-lgE-mediated) may be even more common, and may be among the most neglected causes of intrinsic asthma.
The immune system is not involved with intrinsic asthma.