Bronchial provocation with metacholine in young children: a simplified method.

Abstract

Although pointed out as a characteristic of bronchial asthma, bronchial hyperreactivity (BH) has been documented in other clinical situations such as fibrocystic disease of pancreas and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BH is diagnosed in 90% of asthmatic patients and in almost all of those who are symptomatic. BH can be measured by specific bronchial… (More)

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