Asthma causation and the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome: Might there be a signal, or is it just noise?

Richard Hansen, Kostas Gerasimidis, Steve Turner* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

The respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) share common embryologic origins, and an intriguing and commonly revisited question is the following: “Do processes occurring somewhere along the length of the GIT cause asthma symptoms?” Gastroenterologists have been known to remind their pulmonology colleagues that the lungs are actually the larger of 2 appendices of the GIT. Might it be feasible that processes taking place in the GIT can cause respiratory symptoms?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume144
Issue number2
Early online date10 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • child
  • gastrointestinal tract
  • metabolome
  • microbiome

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