What is the mechanism of action in inflammation in asthma vs pneumonitis?
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replied June 26th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. The mechanism of action is beyond the scope of discussion of this forum. But in simple words, in asthma is the hypersensitivity of allergic mast cells to normal antigen otherwise like pollen, dirt, dander etc leading to vasospasm. While pneumonitis is just inflammation of pulmonary tissue due to exposure to insulting antigens and body is not hypersensitive, just can't bear the load of insult.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan


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