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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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MEDINA-PAEZ, Jair Andrés et al. Asma y tabaquismo, ¿Una asociación bidireccional?. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.3, pp.287-295. ISSN 0121-0807.

Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by airway hyperresponsiveness, with specific mechanisms that trigger that hyperreactivity. Among the most studied, there is smoking, a habit which has been closely associated with the development and progression of obstructive lung disease. Few studies have examined the relationship of asthma as an associated factor for developing smoking. It has been reported that in most cases, asthma precedes smoking; asthmatics start smoking younger and do not prevent smoking (higher prevalence) and that if asthma symptoms are worse, smoking risk increases. In fact, there are many doubts about the natural history and relationship to asthma and smoking both in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. To summarize, the purpose of this review is to describe the bidirectional association between asthma and tabaquism.

Keywords : Smoking; Asthma; Obstructive Lung Disease; Adult.

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