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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 689782, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/689782
Clinical Study

Characteristics of Atopic Bronchial Asthma in Seniors over 80 Years of Age

1Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Allergology, Medical University of Silesia, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 10, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
2Clinical Department of Chest Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, 41-880 Zabrze, Poland
3Genetic Laboratory MTD, 80-331 Munchen, Germany

Received 23 April 2013; Revised 1 July 2013; Accepted 1 July 2013

Academic Editor: Fulvio Braido

Copyright © 2013 Andrzej Bożek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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