Identification of new treatment form for asthmaA potential form of treatment has been identified by researchers as per a small study in Thorax. The treatment method is related to the use of a powerful immune system chemical for providing relief to patients afflicted with severe asthma; this chemical is present in large quantities in patients with asthma.

It is important to note that the severe form of asthma is rare and afflicts 1 in every 10 asthmatic individuals and high doses of steroids in a progressive manner are required for controlling the disease symptoms.

The chemical, Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), was examined by the research team. TNF alpha is found in many chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis.