Facebook: a new trigger for asthma?

The Lancet
In correspondence in this week’s edition of The Lancet, five Italian Doctors (Gennaro D’Amato and coworkers) report the case of a young man who appears to have had various asthma attacks brought on by logging into Facebook, when he viewed the profile of an ex-girlfriend

The doctors conclude: “This case indicates that Facebook, and social networks in general, could be a new source of psychological stress, representing a triggering factor for exacerbations in depressed asthmatic individuals. Considering the high prevalence of asthma, especially among young people, we suggest that this type of trigger be considered in the assessment of asthma exacerbations.”

For full correspondence see https://bit.ly/bEyELE
and https://press.thelancet.com/facebook.pdf