Chapter 127. Development of Asthma Through Childhood

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Fernando D. Martinez

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch57

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Martinez, F. D. (2000) Development of Asthma Through Childhood, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch57

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



  • childhood;
  • asthma;
  • epidemiological data;
  • cytokines;
  • lower respiratory illnesses


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early Viral Infection and Asthma

  • Early Sensitization Against Aeroallergens and Asthma

  • Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness and Childhood Asthma

  • Conclusions

  • References