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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), p. 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 …

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Published date: July 2011
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Local EPrints ID: 193759
ISSN: 0040-6376
PURE UUID: f9af2bb7-4307-47e1-888e-0f977559448e

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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2011 13:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:28

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Author: Martha Scott
Author: Ramesh J. Kurukulaaratchy

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