Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 157–158

Asthma and autoimmunity: Is there a connection?

Invited Commentary


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.527 Maloney BuildingHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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