Paediatric Asthma Edited by Kai-Håkon Carlsen and Jorrit Gerritsen E RESPIRAT EUR N U M B E R 5 6 / J U N E 2 0 1 2 Asthma is a disease of many faces and is frequently seen in children. This Monograph covers all aspects of paediatric asthma, across all ages, from birth through to the start of adulthood. It considers diagnostic problems in relation to the many phenotypes of asthma, covers the treatment of both mild-to-moderate and severe asthma, and discusses asthma exacerbations as well as exercise-induced asthma. The issue also provides an update on the pathophysiology of asthma, the role of bacterial and viral infections, and the impact of environmental factors, allergy, genetics and epigenetics. Finally, this Monograph considers the economic burden of the disease, as well as new and future developments in asthma therapy. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY monograph Print ISSN 1025-448x Online ISSN 2075-6674 Print ISBN 978-1-84984-019-4 Online ISBN 978-1-84984-020-0 Number 56 June 2012 £45.00/€53.00/US$80.00 Paediatric Asthma 56 E RESPIRAT E
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