Definitions are important and not all wheeze is asthma


Scott, Martha, Kurukulaaratchy, Ramesh J. and Arshad, Syed Hasan (2011) Definitions are important and not all wheeze is asthma. Thorax, 66, (7), 633. (doi:10.1136/thx.2010.143941). (PMID:20834017).

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We read with great interest the paper by Moncayo et al 1 showing a predominance of non-atopic compared with atopic wheeze in children in rural Ecuador. Undoubtedly their study adds to the literature regarding the influence of environmental factors, particularly chronic helminth infections, on wheezing phenotypes. However, we feel that the interpretation and presentation of findings in this paper is open to question. This concern stems from the authors' lack of distinction between wheeze and asthma. While the analysis focused predominantly on current wheeze, subsequent …

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Correspondence
ISSNs: 0040-6376 (print)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 193759
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 13:51
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193759

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