Pathogenesis of Asthma

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  • Lectures
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    109 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways which contracts too much and too easily spontaneously and in response to a wide range of exogenous and endogenous stimuli. read more »»

It typically manifests itself as chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and dyspnea, all symptoms that are associated with airway obstruction Thus, Inflammation has a central role in the pathophysiology of asthma. Improvement in airflow limitation often parallels the resolution of asthma symptoms. Although asthma has been historically viewed as a reversible disease, more recent evidence indicates that permanent structural changes in the airway are typically seen in asthma and include subbasement membrane fibrosis, smooth muscle hyperplasia, new vessel formation, and glandular hyperplasia. Once considered purely an allergic disorder dominated by Th2‐type lymphocytes, IgE, mast cells, eosinophils, macrophages, and cytokines, the disease also involves local epithelial, mesenchymal, vascular, and neurologic events that are involved in directing the Th2 phenotype to the lung and through aberrant injury‐repair mechanisms to remodeling of the airway wall.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • People interested in exploring new technologies in Medicine

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Detailed insight into the pathogenesis of Asthma
  • Normal Anatomy. Physiology and Histopathology of Lungs
  • Lung Volumes and Capacities
  • Difference between Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases and Chronic restrictive lung diseases
  • Spirometry


Dr. Priyanka Sachdev

Consultant Surgical Pathologist (CHL Hospital, Indore, IN)
Director & Founder (MedLive by Dr. Priyanka)


Dr.Priyanka Sachdev is a Surgical Pathologist with keen interest in medical
She has done her MD from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in Pathology.
Presently working as Surgical Pathologist in a leading hospital in Indore.
Academia and Experience:

  • Lead Medical Educator and Director (2016 to present) of MedLive by Dr.
    Priyanka–Formerly known as MTC.
  • Consultant Surgical Pathologist (2018 to present) at CHL Hospital,
    Indore (MP)
  • Assistant Professor (2017-2018) at Index Medical College and Research
    Center, Indore (MP)
  • Senior Residency (2016) of a year from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • M.D. Pathology (2015) from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • M.B.B.S. (2010) from MGM Medical College, Indore
For: beginners

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