Greater severity of new onset asthma in allergic subjects who smoke: a 10-year longitudinal study

@inproceedings{Polosa2011GreaterSO,
  title={Greater severity of new onset asthma in allergic subjects who smoke: a 10-year longitudinal study},
  author={Riccardo Polosa and Cristina Russo and Pasquale Caponnetto and Gaetano Bertino and Maria Sarv{\`a} and Tjana Antic and Stefania Mancuso and Wael K. Al-Delaimy},
  booktitle={Respiratory research},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundLittle is known about the association between cigarette smoking and asthma severity. We assessed smoking as a determinant of disease severity and control in a cohort of clinic-referred allergic subjects who developed new onset asthma.MethodsAllergic rhinitis subjects with no asthma (n = 371) were followed-up for 10 years and routinely examined for asthma diagnosis. In those who developed asthma (n = 152), clinical severity and levels of asthma control were determined. Among these… CONTINUE READING

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