Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2020, Vol 18, Num, 4     (Pages: 011-014)

Childhood Asthma and Covid 19

Özge UYSAL SOYER 1,

1 Department of Pediatric Allergy, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.21911/aai.561
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV 2) and causes lymphopenia, immunosuppression, inefficient T and B cell immunity, cytokine storm, and destructive tissue inflammation. Since COVID 19 is a multi-system disease predominantly affecting the lungs, there is doubt on whether chronic lung diseases place patients at higher risk and SARS CoV2 leads to asthma exacerbation. None of the studies have reported asthma or recurrent wheezing as a comorbidity or risk factor for Covid 19 in children up to now. Notably, further studies are needed to explore the relationship between Covid 19 and asthma to improve clinical practice and decrease morbidity and mortality.

Keywords : Covid 19, SARS CoV 2, asthma, children