Project

BEL-42 WHO Collaborating for the Monitoring of Anthelmintic Efficacy against STH

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Speech, language and hearing sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Respiratory medicine
Keywords
asthma Staph. Aureus enterotoxins nasal polyps
 
Project description

Airway diseases such as chronic sinus inflammation and asthma are frequent, the cause of severe sinusitis and asthma is unknown. Staphylococcus aureus could be essential in the development of severe airway disease by producing certain toxins, which create a strong inflammation. We hypothesize that this new mechanism is involved in asthma and sinusitis from early childhood to adult life.