Exhaled nitric oxide and asthma: complex interactions between atopy, airway responsiveness, and symptoms in a community population of children.

@article{Franklin2003ExhaledNO,
  title={Exhaled nitric oxide and asthma: complex interactions between atopy, airway responsiveness, and symptoms in a community population of children.},
  author={Peter J Franklin and Steve W Turner and Peter Niels le Sou{\"e}f and Stephen M Stick},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={1048-52}
}
BACKGROUND Exhaled nitric oxide (FE(NO)) is raised in asthmatic children, but there are inconsistencies in the relationship between FE(NO) and characteristics of asthma, including atopy, increased airway responsiveness (AR), and airway inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between FE(NO) and asthma, atopy, and increased AR in children. METHODS One hundred and fifty five children (79 boys) of mean age 11.5 years underwent an assessment that included FE(NO… CONTINUE READING

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