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Recent Observations on Increases in Morbidity and Mortality from Asthma

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Abstract:

There are nearly 20 million persons in the United States suffering from asthma. Nearly 5 million of these are children. This represents an increase in the prevalence of the condition in the past twenty years. In the same time period hospitalization rates for asthma have increased dramatically in the pediatric and adult population. Of greater concern, is a significant increase of deaths due to asthma in the past eight years.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2500/108854186778984709

Publication date: September 1, 1986

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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