Definition of respiratory symptoms and disease in early childhood in large prospective birth cohort studies that predict the development of asthma.

@article{Koopman2001DefinitionOR,
  title={Definition of respiratory symptoms and disease in early childhood in large prospective birth cohort studies that predict the development of asthma.},
  author={L P Koopman and Bert A Brunekreef and Johan C. de Jongste and Herman J. Neijens},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={118-24}
}
We have reviewed the prospective value of early respiratory symptoms for determining the risk of development of asthma later in life by using data from studies based on the general population, hospital population, and general practices. Although "wheezing" in infancy generally has a good prognosis, it is an important risk factor for the development of asthma later in life. The prognostic value of "coughing" and "shortness of breath" in infancy for the later development of asthma is less clear… CONTINUE READING

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