Childhood asthma following hospitalization with acute viral bronchiolitis in infancy

Sly, P.D. and Hibbert, M.E. (1989) Childhood asthma following hospitalization with acute viral bronchiolitis in infancy. Pediatric Pulmonology, 7 3: 153-158. doi:10.1002/ppul.1950070307


Author Sly, P.D.
Hibbert, M.E.
Title Childhood asthma following hospitalization with acute viral bronchiolitis in infancy
Journal name Pediatric Pulmonology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8755-6863
1099-0496
Publication date 1989
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ppul.1950070307
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 153
End page 158
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract A prospective follow-up of 48 infants hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis in the first year of life revealed that 44 of these infants had symptoms suggestive of asthma in the 5 years following their initial illness (cumulative prevalence 92%). Symptoms became less frequent and less troublesome during the follow-up period. Thirty-five of these children visited the laboratory for clinical examination, pulmonary function testing, and histamine challenge. Twenty-five children were believed to have clinical evidence of asthma at the time of the laboratory visit (point prevalence 71%). Five children were unable to perform pulmonary function tests; 25 of the remaining 30 (67%) had a positive histamine challenge test. No relationship could be demonstrated between a clinical diagnosis of asthma, a family history of atopy, and the results of histamine challenge testing. These results question the relationship between the results of bronchial provocation tests and clinical asthma in this age group.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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