Reduced lung function at birth may be a risk factor for later asthma

Ramnarine, Raymond
February 2007
Thorax;Feb2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p125
Academic Journal
The article reports that transient early wheeze or lung function abnormalities of an infant have significant impact on the occurrence of asthma in later years. In a study conducted by researchers, 802 newborns undergone into a medical screening with the use of pneumotachograph to measure lung function of infants. The result of a study revealed that abnormalities of the lung have low positive results of asthma at 10 years but it could be a risk factor in early adolescents.


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