Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2011, Vol 9, Num, 2     (Pages: 065-072)

Anti-reflux therapy in asthmatic children

Pınar UYSAL 1, Nevin UZUNER 1,

1 Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Allerji ve İmmünoloji Bilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease and asthma are the two diseases which are in a close relationship with each other. Occurance of one of these diseases causes a risk factor for the another. Anti-reflux treatment in asthmatic patients is a focus of interest for a long time. In this report, the impact of anti-reflux treatment on the prognosis of asthma particularly in uncontrolled asthma, nocturnal asthma and asthmatic children with obesity is evaluated.

Keywords : Child, gastroesophageal reflux disease, therapy, asthma