Asthma: epidemiology, etiology and risk factors

Subbarao, Padmaja; Mandhane, Piush J.; Sears, Malcolm R.
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE181
Academic Journal
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.


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