How Drugs Including Recreational Drugs Affect Asthma

  • Timothy E. Albertson
  • Kelly P. Owen
  • Mark E. Sutter
  • Nicholas J. Kenyon


Various drug and chemical exposures are associated with adverse effects on airways. These effects may induce or worsen the symptoms of asthma. The mechanisms of these airway changes vary from direct effects on receptors to immunologically mediated alterations.


Recreational Drug Marijuana Smoke Acetaminophen Overdose Asthma Death Fatal Asthma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy E. Albertson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kelly P. Owen
    • 3
    • 2
  • Mark E. Sutter
    • 4
  • Nicholas J. Kenyon
    • 1
    • 5
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of California at DavisSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.VA Northern California Health Care SystemMatherUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of California at Davis, Sacramento Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of California at DavisSacramentoUSA
  5. 5.UC Davis Center for Comparative Respiratory Biology and MedicineDavisUSA

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