Biomarkers to predict asthma in wheezing preschool children.

  title={Biomarkers to predict asthma in wheezing preschool children.},
  author={Michiel A G E Bannier and Kim D. G. van de Kant and Quirijn J{\"o}bsis and Edward Dompeling},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={45 6},
Wheezing in preschool children is a very common symptom. An adequate prediction of asthma in these children is difficult and cannot be reliably assessed with conventional clinical tools. The study of potential predictive biomarkers in various media, ranging from invasive sampling (e.g. bronchoscopy) to non-invasive sampling (lung function testing and exhaled breath analysis), was comprehensively reviewed. The evolution in biomarker discovery has resulted in an 'omics' approach, in which… CONTINUE READING