Seasonal risk factors for asthma exacerbations among inner-city children.

  title={Seasonal risk factors for asthma exacerbations among inner-city children.},
  author={Stephen J. Teach and Peter J. Gergen and Stanley J Szefler and Herman E Mitchell and Agustin Calatroni and Jeremy J Wildfire and Gordon R. Bloomberg and Carolyn Kercsmar and Andrew H. Liu and Melanie M Makhija and Elizabeth C. Matsui and Wayne J Morgan and George T. O'Connor and William W. Busse},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={135 6},
BACKGROUND Asthma exacerbations remain common, even in children and adolescents, despite optimal medical management. Identification of host risk factors for exacerbations is incomplete, particularly for seasonal episodes. OBJECTIVE We sought to define host risk factors for asthma exacerbations unique to their season of occurrence. METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of patients aged 6 to 20 years who comprised the control groups of the Asthma Control Evaluation study and the Inner City… CONTINUE READING
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