1.0.0 Introduction

  title={1.0.0 Introduction},
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Allergy
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma have become the most prevalent respiratory diseases in industrialized parts of the world (1-3). The aetiology and pathophysiology are, to some extent, well described for COPD (46) . At, present, the possibilities of preventing the development of asthma, or curing asthma, are limited and it is necessary, to a great extent, to rely on pharmacological treatments (7). Patients suffering from asthma show a spontaneous variability in the degree…