A comparison of the clinical characteristics of children and adults with severe asthma.

@article{Jenkins2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of the clinical characteristics of children and adults with severe asthma.},
  author={Henry A Jenkins and Reubin Cherniack and Stanley J Szefler and Ronina A. Covar and Erwin W. Gelfand and Joseph D. Spahn},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 4},
  pages={1318-24}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to better define the clinical characteristics of severe asthma in both children and adults, and to evaluate the effect of asthma duration on multiple parameters of disease severity. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on 275 patients (125 children) with severe asthma who were admitted to a tertiary asthma referral center. METHODS Demographics, lung function (ie, spirometry and body box plethysmography), glucocorticoid (GC… CONTINUE READING
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