TITLE

Asthma: epidemiology, etiology and risk factors

AUTHOR(S)
Subbarao, Padmaja; Mandhane, Piush J.; Sears, Malcolm R.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE181
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the etiology, epidemiology and risk factors of asthma during conception, childhood and adulthood. It notes that smoking, stress and use of antibiotics during pregnancy are causes of asthma for pregnant women. Lung function, use of antibiotics and exposure to tobacco smoke are associated with asthma in childhood. Recurrence of asthma in childhood, exposure to substances that may cause asthma in workplace and smoking of tobacco and marijuana cause asthma during adulthood.
ACCESSION #
44716702

 

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