Allergic asthma

Allergic asthma

Allergic asthma consists of inflammation and hyper-responsiveness. Components of the inflammation (inflammatory cells, edema, mucus) are shown along with the muscle hypertrophy and contraction which push the swollen tissue into the lumen, which gets smaller and smaller.

1

The mast cells in an acute allergic asthma attack are found to have released their granular contents.

2

Released granules can produce immediate bronchospasm.