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Severe asthma and the need of targeted treatment strategies according phenotype.
Professor Marc Humbert discusses severe asthma phenotypes and the need to research the mechanisms of non-allergic, non-eosinophilic asthma.
There are many kinds of asthma, ranging from mild to severe. Severe asthma has many phenotypes and is an active area of research. Phenotypes include allergic, eosinophilic, non-allergic / non-eosinophilic. There are different and effective treatment strategies based on the mechanism that causes inflammation in the lungs, such as targeting the allergens or the eosinophils. But treatment strategies are lacking for non-allergic / non-eosinophilic patients. Hopefully within the next year there will be new targets to address these severe asthmatic patients and to provide new therapeutic approaches.