DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for asthma

Asthma [DOID:2841]

A bronchial disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which is caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. The disease has_symptomrecurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound while breathing), has_symptom chest tightness, has_symptom shortness of breath, has_symptom mucus production and has_symptom coughing. The symptoms appear due to a variety of triggers such as allergens, irritants, respiratory infections, weather changes, excercise, stress, reflux disease, medications, foods and emotional anxiety.

Synonyms:  asthma,  DOID:2841,  Bronchial hypersensitivity,  Exercise induced asthma,  Exercise-induced asthma ...