Asthma in the transition From childhood to adulthood

Russell, G.
February 2002
Thorax;Feb2002, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p96
Academic Journal
One of the most neglected aspects of the epidemiology of asthma is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood, perhaps because paediatricians feel insecure about trespassing on adult territory and adult physicians do not have access to paediatric cohorts. Adolescence is, in fact, an important period for asthmatic patients, not only because the condition itself may be difficult to manage, but because this is a time when asthma sometimes remits and when the male preponderance of childhood gradually gives way to the female preponderance of adulthood.


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