Asthma epidemiology, pathophysiology, and initial evaluation

Vanessa L. Hill, Pamela Runge Wood

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• The prevalence of asthma and the burden of disease remain high, despite efforts to improve public awareness about and medical management of asthma. • Asthma is a disease of airway inflammation that has a variable natural history. • Atopy is the most important risk factor for the development of asthma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics in Review
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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