Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2020, Vol 18, Num, 4     (Pages: 008-010)

Role of SARS-CoV-2 in Asthma Exacerbations

Ayşe Bilge ÖZTÜRK 1, Sevim BAVBEK 2,

1 Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Chest Diseases, Koç University, School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Chest Diseases, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.21911/aai.560
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Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases in the world and there is great concern about the effect of COVID-19 infection on asthma severity and control. Although the link between asthma and COVID-19 infection remains to be determined, available data indicate that asthma does not seem to be a risk factor for severe COVID-19. This review aims to summarize the updated data about the association between viral infections and asthma exacerbations including COVID infection and management of asthma flare-ups during the COVID pandemic, based on the recommended asthma guidelines.

Keywords : Asthma, severe asthma, asthma attack, asthma exacerbations, viral infection, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2