Chapter 32. Asthma: Epidemiology

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. Peter G.J. Burney

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch32

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Burney, P. G.J. (2000) Asthma: Epidemiology, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • asthma;
  • epidemiology;
  • eosinophils;
  • clinical research;
  • histamine

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definition and Presentation

  • Distribution

  • Early Life

  • Exposure to Allergens

  • Smoking

  • Air Pollution

  • Infection and Infestation

  • Diet

  • Prognosis

  • Summary

  • References