Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Review Article

Asthma in the Elderly

Table 4

Risk factors [22].

Unidentified exacerbating factors
Unidentified allergens
Gastroesophageal reflux
Systemic diseases
Thyreotoxicosis
Carcinoid syndrome
Churg-Strauss syndrome and others vasculides
Drugs
-blockers
Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs
Chronic infections
Mycoplasma
Chlamydia
Psycological factors

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