publication . Article . 2012

Inhibition of common cold-induced aggravation of childhood asthma by leukotriene receptor antagonists.

Yoshihara, Shigemi; Fukuda, Hironobu; Abe, Toshio; Nishida, Mitsuhiro; Yamada, Yumi; Kanno, Noriko; Arisaka, Osamu;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Allergology International (issn: 1323-8930, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Background: : Virus infection is an important risk factor for aggravation of childhood asthma. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of drugs on aggravation of asthma induced by a common cold. Methods: : Asthma control was examined in a survey of 1,014 Japanese pediatric patients with bronchial asthma. The occurrence of common cold, asthma control, and drugs used for asthma control were investigated using a modified Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT) for patients aged <4 years old and 4 to 11 years old, and an Asthma Control Test (ACT) for patients aged 12 to 15 years old. Results: : The status of asthma control did not differ among the age gr...
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesimmune system diseases
free text keywords: Asthma Control Test, Japan, long-term control, questionnaire, virus, Immunologic diseases. Allergy, RC581-607
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