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Obesity impacts immune function in pediatric asthma

March 11, 2022

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PHOENIX – Obesity impacts the immune systems of children with asthma, as changes in how T cells function connect with metabolic changes in these patients.

In this video from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD, attending physician in the department of allergy and immunology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, explains how specific changes in metabolism can lead to severe asthma flares in upper respiratory.

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