An undetected burden of asthma in Italy: the relationship between clinical and epidemiological diagnosis of asthma.

@article{Marco1998AnUB,
  title={An undetected burden of asthma in Italy: the relationship between clinical and epidemiological diagnosis of asthma.},
  author={Roberto de Marco and Isa Cerveri and Massimiliano Bugiani and Marcello Ferrari and G Verlato},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={599-605}
}
This study aimed to compare questions and tests used in asthma epidemiology with clinical diagnosis of current asthma and to assess the extent of undiagnosed asthma in Italy. Thus, 811 attenders to the second stage of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey were classified by panels of respiratory physicians as current asthmatics or not. Among those with a clinical diagnosis of asthma (n=105), 69% reported current wheezing and 68% asthma in their lifetime (ever asthma), while asthma… CONTINUE READING

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