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Are asymptomatic airway hyperresponsiveness and allergy risk factors for asthma? A longitudinal study

van den Nieuwenhof, Lotte; Schermer, Tjard R.J.; Heijdra, Yvonne; Bottema, Ben; Akkermans, Reinier; Folgering, H.; Van Weel, Chris


Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a characteristic feature of asthma, but it is unclear whether asymptomatic AHR is associated with a higher risk of asthma. The present study assessed whether there is an association between asymptomatic AHR in adolescence and asthma in adulthood. The association between allergy and development of asthma was also investigated. A follow-up study of a general population cohort of adolescents was performed 14 yrs after baseline. Respiratory status was assessed at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: European Respiratory Journal
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00088007


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