Investigators publish new data in the report 'Update on infection and antibiotics in asthma.' According to a study from the United States, "Asthma pathogenesis seems to be a result of a complex mixture of genetic and environmental influences. There is evidence that Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae (formerly known as Chlamydia pneumoniae) play a role in promoting airway inflammation that could contribute to the onset and clinical course of asthma."
"Evidence also indicates that when antimicrobialtherapy can eradicate or suppress these organisms, it may be possible to alter the course of the disease. Certain macrolide antibiotics have been...
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