Allergy Asthma Respir Dis.  2019 Jan;7(1):3-12. 10.4168/aard.2019.7.1.3.

Biologic agents for asthma treatment

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  • 1Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Allergy, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jhleemd@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Most treatment strategies for asthma currently include inhaled corticosteroids, with the addition of long-acting beta-2-agonists or leukotriene modifiers, if necessary. However, some patients may not respond to conventional treatment. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma has recently led to the development of biological agents, which have shown promising results for symptom control and future risk reduction in severe asthmatics. This article reviews currently available biologic agents, introduces related studies, and describes the subgroup of patients benefitting from each of biologic agents in the view point of precision medicine.

Keyword

Asthma; Biologic therapy; Precision medicine; Personalized medicine

MeSH Terms

Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Asthma*
Biological Factors*
Biological Therapy
Humans
Precision Medicine
Risk Reduction Behavior
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biological Factors
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