Health: Childhood Asthma May Increase Risks of Shingles

According to Young Juhn, M.D., general academic pediatrician and asthma epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Research Center, the effect of asthma on the risk of infection or immune dysfunction reaches beyond the airways. Asthma and atopic dermatitis were found to independently lead to a high risk of shingles as a result of impairment of the innate immune functions in the skin and airways.

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