Infection as a cause of asthma / 11

Hahn DL
Ann Allergy 1994; 73:276**
A case report documenting asthma improvement in a persistently C. pneumoniae culture positive patient who also had persistent blood eosinophilia. After antibiotic treatment the patient described in this report also had disappearance of eosinophilia which is usually caused by allergy, not infection. However, eosinophilia is a characteristic of some chlamydial infections.

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