Chapter 133. The Natural History of Childhood Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Malcolm R. Sears

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch63

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sears, M. R. (2000) The Natural History of Childhood Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch63

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:

  • chronic cough;
  • childhood asthma;
  • dyspnoea;
  • spirometry;
  • allergens

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Incidence of Asthma Through Childhood

  • Early Symptoms Predicting ‘Doctor-Diagnosed Asthma’

  • Outcome of Early Childhood Asthma

  • Outcome of Childhood Asthma Followed to Adulthood

  • Lung Function in Adults with Childhood Asthma

  • Factors Predisposing to Persistence of Childhood Asthma

  • Reasons for Persistence of Asthma

  • Effect of Treatment on Natural History of Asthma

  • Conclusions

  • References