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Infections and their role in childhood asthma inception

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  • Amy O. Thomas,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
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      Amy O. Thomas, Allergy and Immunology Fellow, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, K4/910 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-9988, USA.

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      E-mail: athomas@uwhealth.org

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  • Robert F. Lemanske Jr,

    1. Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    2. Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
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  • Daniel J. Jackson

    1. Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
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Abstract

The association of early-onset wheezing with common viral and bacterial infections has raised significant interest in the role of infections in childhood asthma inception. This article serves to review these relationships among infections, host factors, and asthma inception in childhood.

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