Disease persistence and lung function trajectories of childhood asthma.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Some asthmatic children outgrow their airway allergy in adulthood, but there is limited data that predicts the persistence of childhood asthma in adults. A study by Man Fung Tang, et al. (2022) aimed to characterise the trajectory of spirometric indices and identify predictors for the persistence of childhood asthma.

Disease persistence and lung function trajectories of childhood asthma.

The study found that one third of children outgrew asthma and females were 3.36 times more likely to have persistent asthma in adulthood. In addition, Inhaled corticosteroid treatment and frequent asthma exacerbation predicted asthma persistence in adulthood.

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