Ciba Foundation Symposium 206 - The Rising Trends in Asthma

Ciba Foundation Symposium 206 - The Rising Trends in Asthma

Editor(s): Derek J. Chadwick, Gail Cardew

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471970125

Online ISBN: 9780470515334

DOI: 10.1002/9780470515334

About this Book

Asthma is a growing health problem throughout the developed world. This volume presents a critical review of all the possible factors for this rising trend and includes research that has not yet been published in the scientific literature. Discusses the basic biology of asthma and addresses genetic influences. Surveys the epidemiological evidence for the worldwide trends in morbidity and mortality.

Table of contents

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    2. Allergen Recognition in the Origin of Asthma (pages 35–55)

      P. G. Holt, A. Yabuhara, S. Prescott, T. Venaille, C. Macaubas, B. J. Holt, B. Björkstén and P. D. Sly

    3. The Role of Domestic Allergens (pages 173–189)

      Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills, Richard B. Sporik, Martin D. Chapman and Peter W. Heymann

    4. Prenatal Origins of Asthma and Allergy (pages 220–232)

      Jill A. Warner, Amanda C. Jones, Elizabeth A. Miles, Brenda M. Colwell and John O. Warner

    5. Summary (pages 258–268)

      Stephen T. Holgate, Homer A. Boushey and Ann Woolcock

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