Pediatric Inner-City Asthma

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Abstract

Inner-city children with asthma are known to have high disease mortality and morbidity. Frequently, asthma in this high-risk population is difficult to control and more severe in nature. Several factors, including socioeconomic hardship, ability to access to health care, adherence to medication, exposure to certain allergens, pollution, crowd environment, stress, and infections, play an important role in the pathophysiology of inner-city asthma. Comprehensive control of home allergens and exposure to tobacco smoke, the use of immune based therapies, and school-based asthma programs have shown promising results in asthma control in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-979
Number of pages13
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Asthma research networks
  • Children
  • Inner city

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