Thunderstorm asthma: an overview of the evidence base and implications for public health advice.

@article{Dabrera2013ThunderstormAA,
  title={Thunderstorm asthma: an overview of the evidence base and implications for public health advice.},
  author={Gavin Dabrera and Vernon Murray and Jean Emberlin and Jon G. Ayres and Christine E Collier and Y Clewlow and Patrick Sachon},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2013},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={207-17}
}
Thunderstorm asthma is a term used to describe an observed increase in acute bronchospasm cases following the occurrence of thunderstorms in the local vicinity. The roles of accompanying meteorological features and aeroallergens, such as pollen grains and fungal spores, have been studied in an effort to explain why thunderstorm asthma does not accompany all thunderstorms. Despite published evidence being limited and highly variable in quality due to thunderstorm asthma being a rare event, this… CONTINUE READING
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