Asma brônquica. In: Leão E, Corrêa EJ, Viana MB, Mota JA, editors. Pediatria Ambulatorial. 4th ed. Belo Horizonte: Coopmed; pp. – 3. Asher MI . ASMA – Aula residência Pediatria Santa Casa Patologia e patogenia Inflamação brônquica Alérgenos Linf. Th2 Citocinas Mastóc. Veja grátis o arquivo A asma na criança: classificação e tratamento enviado sobre os aspectos cognitivos e emocionais de crianças com asma brônquica.

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Dear Editor, The relationship between intestinal helminthiasis and asthma remains controversial. Intestinal helminthiasis is sometimes described as a protective factor against the development qsma asthma and allergic diseases, sometimes as an aggravating factor 1.

The recently published study by Silva et al, to a certain extent contradicts the findings of other authors 2. The prevalence of symptoms of asthma as some point in life was similar for a group of children living in a specific area irrespective brknquica infestations by Ascaris lumbricoides. Our attention is drawn to the elevated prevalence of asthma observed by the authors for these two populations: This fact is explained by the criterion employed to identify children as being or not being asthmatic.

The identification of patients based pediaria an affirmative response to the question whether they had ever wheezed at any point during their lives without doubt overestimates the prevalence of asthma.


The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood ISAAC identifies as asthmatics those whose response to the question “has had asthma at any time of life medical diagnosis of asthma “.

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However, ISAAC cites the presence of wheezing during the previous year as the question offering the greatest sensitivity for identifying possible asthmatics in populational studies. As we demonstrated in an earlier study, the medical diagnosis of asthma generates sub-diagnoses and could potentially interfere with possible public health policies which are to be implanted 3.

In Brazil a number of researchers have employed the ISAAC protocol and determined the prevalence of asthma and of symptoms related to it This data, compiled, is to be found in the Table where it the low prevalence of medical asthma diagnoses becomes obvious in comparison with the prevalence of wheezing during the previous 12 months. Another point to be considered is related to the method used to diagnose intestinal parasitosis.

The absence of parasites A. An assay of the IgE specific to Ascaris lumbricoides could help to better characterize these children.

A asma na criança: classificação e tratamento

pesiatria According to some pediartia, contact with intestinal parasites at an early stage in life could divert the immunoresponse in the Th1 direction by inducing interleukin 10 production. Indeed, it is worth remembering that the contraction protein which is present in A. In any case the study reviews an important area of knowledge and more significant, in-depth studies are necessary to a better understanding of this relationship: Chi square for tendency: Click here to print this page.


Asthma in Brazilian school-age children: Asma em escolares brasileiros: Camelo-NunesGustavo F.

Title of the article: Effect of antihelmintic treatment on the allergic reactivity of children in a tropical slum. J Allergy Clin Immunol ; J Pediatr Rio J ; J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol ;8: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood: Prevalence aema asthma and asthma-related symptoms among Brazilian schoolchildren.

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol ; Rio de Janeiro Bronquca Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Prevalence of asthma and related symptoms in children and adolescents from public and private schools:

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