Asthma in pregnancy – from immunology to clinical management

  • Lilla Tamási | tamasi@pulm.sote.hu Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Anikó Bohács Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest,, Hungary.
  • Ildikó Horváth Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • György Losonczy Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

Abstract

Asthma is one of the most common chronic medical conditions that may complicate pregnancy. Asthma influences the outcome of pregnancy and, vice versa, pregnancy affects asthma severity, but the underlying immunological mechanisms of this interaction are not fully understood. As a sign of pregnancy-induced immunotolerance, attenuation of allergic responses can be detected in controlled asthmatic pregnant patients; however non controlled asthmatic pregnant women show significant asthma-associated immune reactions that may, beside other factors, influence fetal growth. Generally, although uncontrolled asthma may increase the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, women with well-controlled and adequately treated disease during pregnancy do not develop maternal or fetal complications.

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Published
2010-03-30
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Asthma, Pregnancy
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Tamási, L., Bohács, A., Horváth, I., & Losonczy, G. (2010). Asthma in pregnancy – from immunology to clinical management. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mrm.2010.551