Childhood factors associated with asthma remission after 30 year follow up.

@article{Vonk2004ChildhoodFA,
  title={Childhood factors associated with asthma remission after 30 year follow up.},
  author={Judith M Vonk and Dirkje S Postma and Hendrika M. Boezen and M. H. Grol and Jan Schouten and Gerard H. Ko{\"e}ter and J. Gerritsen},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={925-9}
}
BACKGROUND Factors contributing to either "complete" or "clinical" remission of asthma are important to know since there is no cure for the disease. METHODS A cohort of 119 allergic asthmatic children was examined three times with a mean follow up of 30 years. They were aged 5-14 years at visit 1 (1966-9), 21-33 years at visit 2 (1983-6), and 32-42 years at visit 3 (1995-6). Complete remission of asthma at visit 3 was defined as no asthma symptoms, no use of inhaled corticosteroids, normal… CONTINUE READING

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