Bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine and adenosine 5'-monophosphate, and the presence and degree of atopy in young children with asthma.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is a characteristic feature of asthma, and is usually measured by bronchial challenges using direct or indirect stimuli. The relationship between atopy and BHR remains to be clarified, particularly in a population selected for asthma. Furthermore, data for young children are limited, although asthma frequently… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2010.03664.x

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