Clinical remission of asthma: what lies beyond?

Guerra, S.
January 2005
Thorax;Jan2005, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
This article reports that asthma can be a debilitating disease with a major impact on quality of life and an increased risk of developing severe airway remodelling and non-fully reversible airflow obstruction. Studies on asthmatic cohorts can also help to elucidate the natural history and long term outcomes of the disease. From a clinical standpoint, this is not an issue of secondary importance. Another interesting finding is that reduced lung function in childhood was a significant risk factor for the persistence of asthma and airflow limitation into adulthood, an association described quite consistently across previous large longitudinal studies.


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