Asthma and Rhinitis in South America: How Different They are From Other Parts of the World

Asthma and Rhinitis in South America: How Different They are From Other Parts of the World

Author Chong Neto, Herberto Jose Google Scholar
Rosario, Nelson Augusto Google Scholar
Sole, Dirceu Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Latin Amer ISAAC Grp Google Scholar
Institution Univ Fed Parana
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Asthma and rhinitis epidemiology has wide variations around the world. the aim of this review was verify the prevalence of asthma and rhinitis in South America and report differences from other regions of the world. We reviewed studies with International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) methodology in South America, Phases I and III. in South America the ISAAC Phase I ranked four countries among top ten in prevalence of asthma and three countries among top ten in prevalence of rhinoconjunctivitis. ISAAC Phase III showed little changes in asthma and rhinitis prevalence in South American countries. the prevalence increases of asthma and rhinitis in South American centers indicate that the burden of both is continuing to rise, but the differences in prevalence are lessening.
Keywords Asthma
epidemiology
rhinitis
Language English
Date 2012-03-01
Published in Allergy Asthma & Immunology Research. Jongno-gu: Korean Acad Asthma Allergy & Clinical Immunology, v. 4, n. 2, p. 62-67, 2012.
ISSN 2092-7355 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Korean Acad Asthma Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Extent 62-67
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.4168/aair.2012.4.2.62
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000300912300002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34651

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