Asthma prevalence and severity in low-resource communities

  title={Asthma prevalence and severity in low-resource communities},
  author={{\'A}lvaro Augusto Cruz and Rafael Stelmach and Eduardo Vieira Ponte},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
Purpose of review The prevalence of asthma was thought to be low in most low-income countries, but several reports have indicated this is not always true. This is a narrative review of recent publications on the burden of asthma in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and underprivileged communities from developed countries. Recent findings Several studies have reported a low prevalence of asthma is LMIC, but indicate it is increasing. In the last few years, however, many surveys demonstrated… 

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