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Childhood asthma poses a number of challenges. In many asthmatic patients, the disease begins in infancy or early childhood and aeroallergen sensitization in the first 3 years of life appears to dictate later outcomes. The airway manifestations of asthma in childhood differ from those in adults and require different therapeutic approaches. Importantly, corticosteroid treatment of childhood asthma appears to have little impact on the progressive loss of lung function in a subset of patients.

Keywords: Adult asthma; aeroallergen sensitization; childhood asthma; corticosteroid; lung function; manifestations; therapeutic

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Division of Cell Biology, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, Colorado

Publication date: March 1, 2008

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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.

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