Gender differences in asthma development and progression.

  title={Gender differences in asthma development and progression.},
  author={Dirkje S Postma},
  journal={Gender medicine},
  volume={4 Suppl B},
BACKGROUND Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease that has a higher prevalence in boys than in girls before puberty and a higher prevalence in women than in men in adulthood. Because of the complexity of the disease, no single straightforward mechanism can explain the gender differences found in asthma. OBJECTIVE This article reviews the effects of sex on the development and outcome of atopy and asthma. METHODS English-language articles were identified by a PubMed database search… CONTINUE READING


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