Therapeutic implications of sex differences in asthma and atopy.

@article{Osman2003TherapeuticIO,
  title={Therapeutic implications of sex differences in asthma and atopy.},
  author={Mustafa F Osman},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={587-90}
}
Clear sex differences exist in asthma and atopy with a preponderance of boys before puberty. There is a reversal of this sex ratio during puberty with girls having more asthma and atopy throughout the reproductive years. Elucidating the reasons for the switch in the sex ratio should provide fresh insights into asthma and atopy with a real prospect of novel therapies for these troublesome diseases. The challenge is to match the epidemiology and physiology with the accumulating scientific… CONTINUE READING
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