JACI editorial focuses on Dr. Alisha Smith’s recent publication describing a novel mechanistic approach to phenotyping allergic rhinitis

An editorial from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology discusses recent graduate Dr. Alisha Smith’s thesis research and publication, “Repetitive aeroallergen challenges elucidate maladaptive epithelial and inflammatory traits that underpin allergic airway diseases.”

The editorial explores the usefulness of phenotyping of rhinitis for diagnoses, highlighting Dr. Smith’s “mechanistic approach to disentangle heterogeneity, similar to endotype classifications of asthma, to understand different clinical representations.”

Read the entire article at: https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(21)00953-2/fulltext 

If you would like to read more about Dr. Smith’s research, you can access her publication at:  https://www.jacionline.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0091-6749%2821%2900088-9

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