Is asthma a risk factor for severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia?

A small study suggests not, but expert says other factors may be at play

Patients with asthma do not appear to have an elevated risk for severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, nor does such pneumonia seem to induce severe asthma exacerbation, according to researchers in France.

man using asthma inhaler against background of mask - signifying coronavirus

Asthma is listed as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other respiratory viral infections are known to be associated with severe asthma exacerbation.

A recent study in The Journal of Allergy and