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Type I Hypersensitivity Example: Asthma

  • "The hyper-reactive bronchioles in cases of asthma usually exhibit bronchiolar smooth muscle hypertrophy. This is simply because these muscles get a lot of "exercise", as they contract in response to allergens."

  • 1999 KUMC Pathology and the University of Kansas, used with permission; courtesy of Dr. James Fishback, Department of Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center.

  • For more information http://www.kumc.edu/instruction/medicine/pathology/ed/

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