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Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2014 Mar;25(2):122-8. doi: 10.1111/pai.12147. Epub 2013 Nov 17.

Infections and their role in childhood asthma inception.

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

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.

KEYWORDS:

asthma; childhood; genetics; inception; infection; virus; wheezing

PMID:
24236893
PMCID:
PMC3977202
DOI:
10.1111/pai.12147
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