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Asthma persisting from childhood to adulthood presents a distinct phenotype. Practitioner July/August 2020;264(1839):8

Asthma persisting from childhood to adulthood presents a distinct phenotype

24 Jul 2020Registered users

Asthma that starts in childhood and persists throughout adult life tends to be more severe and is associated with poorer lung function compared with adult-onset asthma, a study from Japan has concluded. The difference in clinical characteristics points to a distinct phenotype.

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