The role of fungal spores in thunderstorm asthma.


STUDY OBJECTIVES To document the existence and investigate the etiology of "thunderstorm asthma," which has been reported sporadically over the past 20 years. DESIGN We assessed the relationship between thunderstorms, air pollutants, aeroallergens, and asthma admissions to a children's hospital emergency department over a 6-year period. RESULTS During… (More)


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@article{Dales2003TheRO, title={The role of fungal spores in thunderstorm asthma.}, author={Robert Edgar Dales and Sabit Cakmak and Stan Judek and Tom F Dann and Frances Coates and Jeffrey R. Brook and Richard Burnett}, journal={Chest}, year={2003}, volume={123 3}, pages={745-50} }