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Biometeorological triggers in childhood asthma


Dr W Lenney, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3JN.


The relationship between child asthma admissions and biometeorological factors was investigated over a 16-month period. No relationship was found with many commonly suspected precipitants such as temperature, humidity and wind. There was however a strong association with rainfall (P<<0.001). Associations occurred with low barometric pressure and counts of coloured basidiospores and green algae, but no significant relationship was found with grass pollen.

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