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Exercise-induced Asthma: Clinical Aspects

  • S. D. Anderson

Abstract

Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is the name which describes the transitory increase in airways resistance which occurs after 6–8 min of strenuous exercise. It is defined as a reduction in peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) or forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of 10% or more from the preexercise level [1, 2]. If specific conductance (SGaw) or the flow rates in the middle half of the vital capacity (FEF25–75) are measured, a reduction of 35% or more from the preexercise level is characteristic of EIA [3, 4]. The values used to define an abnormal response are based on the changes in lung function recorded after exercise in normal subjects [5, 6]. Under laboratory conditions 70–80% of asthmatics exhibit EIA [7, 8].

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Allergy Clin Immunol Sodium Cromoglycate Respiratory Heat Loss Neutrophil Chemotactic Activity Lability Index 
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