Analysis of perimenstrual asthma based on questionnaire surveys in Japan.

  title={Analysis of perimenstrual asthma based on questionnaire surveys in Japan.},
  author={Kazuo Suzuki and Takashi Hasegawa and Takuro Sakagami and Toshiyuki Koya and Shinichi Toyabe and Kohei Akazawa and Masaaki Arakawa and Fumitake Gejyo and Eiichi Suzuki},
  journal={Allergology international : official journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology},
  volume={56 3},
BACKGROUND Perimenstrual asthma (PMA) has been documented in 30% to 40% of asthmatic women; the characteristics of PMA have also been well described. However, there have been few epidemiological investigations of PMA in practice. In this study, we analyzed PMA based on a questionnaire survey carried out in Japan and compared the results with those of studies reported previously. METHODS For 8 weeks from September through October 2004, a questionnaire survey was administered to patients with… CONTINUE READING

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