Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

February 23, 2017 by

Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, according to the group of researches headed by CIC member, Tom Braciale.

Influenza pneumonia results when a flu infection spreads to alveolar air sacs deep within the lungs. Normally, a flu infection does not progress that far into the lower respiratory tract, but when it does, the results can be deadly.

Further reading:
UVA Today article….
PloS Pathogens report….