Frequent of Colds in Infancy Linked to Asthma Risk

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Frequent of Colds in Infancy Linked to Asthma Risk

By Neil Osterweil, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today
February 26, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26 -- More than 75% of children who develop a wheezing illness before the age of three years will go on to have asthma by age six, reported investigators here.
In addition, children with rhinoviral infections who developed wheeze before age one had a threefold risk for developing asthma later on, reported the Childhood Origins of Asthma (COAST) investigators at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology meeting here.
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