Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a highly inflammation and immune-associated disease (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Rong‑Yi Zhou
    • Jiao‑Jiao Wang
    • Ji‑Chao Sun
    • Yue You
    • Jing‑Nang Ying
    • Xin‑Min Han
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  • Published online on: August 11, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7228
  • Pages:5071-5077
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Abstract

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder. Previous research has indicated that genetic factors, family education, environment and dietary habits are associated with ADHD. It has been determined that in China many children with ADHD also have allergic rhinitis or asthma. These children are more susceptible to the common cold or upper respiratory infections compared with normal healthy children. Additionally, the common cold or an upper respiratory infection may lead to disease recurrence or worsen the symptoms in these children. Previous studies have determined that ADHD may have a close association with allergic disease. Based on the clinically observed phenomenon and previous studies, it was hypothesized that ADHD is a high inflammation and immune‑associated disease. Therefore, the authors designed clinical and animal experiments to test this hypothesis in the future. Immune system disorders may be a novel part of the etiology of ADHD. The current report may have implications for future clinical practice.

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October 2017
Volume 16 Issue 4

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Zhou, R., Wang, J., Sun, J., You, Y., Ying, J., & Han, X. (2017). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a highly inflammation and immune-associated disease (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports, 16, 5071-5077. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7228
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Zhou, R., Wang, J., Sun, J., You, Y., Ying, J., Han, X."Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a highly inflammation and immune-associated disease (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 16.4 (2017): 5071-5077.
Chicago
Zhou, R., Wang, J., Sun, J., You, Y., Ying, J., Han, X."Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a highly inflammation and immune-associated disease (Review)". Molecular Medicine Reports 16, no. 4 (2017): 5071-5077. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7228