Mediators of Inflammation / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Symptoms, but Not a Biomarker Response to Inhaled Corticosteroids, Predict Asthma in Preschool Children with Recurrent Wheeze

Table 1

Characteristics at baseline for transient wheezers and true asthmatics.

Transient wheeze

Mean age (SD)3.3 (0.6)3.3 (0.6)3.3 (0.6)
Gender: male/female ( )55/5037/2892/78
Atopy, %*203526
Eczema, %364740
Use of ICS, %*122618
Use of short-acting -agonists, %*315440
Asthma first degree relatives, %364439
Smoking exposure, %303131

between transient wheezers and true asthmatics; atopy is defined as a positive (≥0.35 kU/L); Phadiatop Infant test (Phadiatop Infant, Phadia, Uppsala, Sweden); SD: standard deviation.

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