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Asthma

What does fractional exhaled nitric oxide have to do with a diagnosis of asthma? Find the answer and 6 more questions in this asthma pop quiz.

Pediatric asthma guidelines

In the United States asthma affects nearly 7 million children. Brush up on the core components of pediatric asthma care with this short slide show.

Allergic rhinitis and the “allergic triad,” allergy tests for children, allergic asthma, acute urticaria, a lipstick allergy, allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp—these images show a range of common allergic conditions.

New evidence supports oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy, and sublingual immunotherapy for allergies and asthma. But further work is required for their routine use in clinical practice.

They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

Obese children in this study were nearly 3 times as likely to have asthma as nonobese children.

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