Initiation, dose reduction, and duration of inhaled corticosteroid therapy.

  • Paul M O'Byrne
  • Published 2005 in Immunology and allergy clinics of North America


Asthma is characterized by persistent airway inflammation, which is associated with airway hyperresponsiveness and variable airflow obstruction, which accounts for the majority of symptoms experienced by asthmatic patients. Allergen sensitization and inhalation causes airway inflammation, and is likely important in the initiation and persistence of asthma… (More)


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