Survey of the use of complementary medicines and therapies in children with asthma

  title={Survey of the use of complementary medicines and therapies in children with asthma},
  author={Gillian M. Shenfield and E Lim and H Allen},
  journal={Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health},
Objective:  To survey the frequency of use of complementary medicines (CM) and complementary therapies (CT) in asthmatic children. 
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