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Paediatric asthma: epidemiology and aetiology

Steve Turner

in Asthma

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199638918
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0009

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Paediatric asthma: epidemiology and aetiology

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• Childhood asthma is a common condition in the UK and around the world • Asthma is a complex condition and aetiology involves a series of interactions between genetic and environmental factors, often occurring in early life • Early life exposures are associated with early onset symptoms which often persist • Predicting asthma outcome is difficult, although coexisting allergy is the best predictor of symptoms persisting.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Paediatrics

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