Chapter 125. Asthma in the Elderly

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. M. Tracey A. Villar and
  2. Lindsey Dow

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch55

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Villar, M. T. A. and Dow, L. (2008) Asthma in the Elderly, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch55

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923

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Keywords:

  • asthma;
  • respiratory diseases;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • corticosteroid trials;
  • anticholinergics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence of Asthma in the Elderly

  • Asthma Morbidity and Mortality in the Elderly

  • Characteristics of Asthma in the Elderly

  • Treatment of Asthma in the Elderly

  • Summary

  • References