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.
Identification of T lymphocytes, macrophages and activated eosinophils in the bronchial mucosa in intrinsic asthma: Relationship to symptoms and bronchial responsiveness.
Intrinsic asthma may be triggered by an external irritant such as smoke, pollution, or cold air; or by exercise, a stress response, or an infection.