Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm and Atopy in Ghana: Two Surveys Ten Years Apart

@article{AddoYobo2007ExerciseInducedBA,
  title={Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm and Atopy in Ghana: Two Surveys Ten Years Apart},
  author={Emmanuel O. D Addo-Yobo and A. A. Woodcock and Adorkor Allotey and Benjamin Baffoe-Bonnie and David P. Strachan and Adnan Custovic},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={59 - 111}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma and allergic diseases have increased in the developed countries. It is important to determine whether the same trends are occurring in the developing countries in Africa. We aimed to determine the time trend in the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) and atopic sensitisation over a ten-year period in Ghanaian schoolchildren. METHODS AND FINDINGS Two surveys conducted using the same methodology ten years apart (1993 and 2003) among schoolchildren aged 9-16 years… CONTINUE READING