Exploring the association between severe respiratory syncytial virus infection and asthma: a registry-based twin study.

@article{Thomsen2009ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring the association between severe respiratory syncytial virus infection and asthma: a registry-based twin study.},
  author={Simon Francis Thomsen and Sophie van der Sluis and Lone Graff Stensballe and Danielle Posthuma and Axel E Skytthe and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik and David L Duffy and Vibeke Backer and Hans Bisgaard},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={179 12},
  pages={
          1091-7
        }
}
RATIONALE Severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is associated with asthma but the nature of this association is imperfectly understood. OBJECTIVES To examine the nature of the association between severe RSV infection and asthma in a population-based sample of twins. METHODS Data on hospitalization due to RSV infection was gathered for all twins born in Denmark between 1994 and 2000 (8,280 pairs) and linked to information on asthma obtained from hospital discharge registries and… CONTINUE READING
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