By Peter J. Barnes DM FRS FMedSci, Jeffrey M. Drazen, Stephen I. Rennard, Neil C. Thomson
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However, several studies in which the techniques to assess lung function in infants, described earlier, were used showed that children who developed lower respiratory symptoms during viral infections in early life had diminished pre-illness levels of lung function [18, 56, 59]. The hypothesis was thus suggested that lower levels of lung function observed after lower respiratory illnesses in early life could be explained by preexisting diminished lung function, the latter being therefore the link between early life episodes of airway obstruction and subsequent deﬁcits in lung function.
2). The great majority of infants who wheeze during the ﬁrst 1–2 years of life do so during viral infections, especially those caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and by rhinovirus. Most of these children will have one or only a few episodes of wheezing, with no further symptoms beyond the age of 2–3 years. This condition, which has been identiﬁed as transient wheezing of infancy , is the most frequent form of recurrent airway obstruction in this age group, aﬀecting over two-thirds of all infants with asthmalike symptoms.
Children enrolled in the Melbourne study were divided at the time of enrollment into ﬁve groups according to their previous history of wheezing: a control group (no wheezing), a group with mild wheezy bronchitis (less than ﬁve lifetime episodes of wheezing associated with colds), a group with wheezy bronchitis (ﬁve or more such episodes), a group with asthma (wheezing apart from colds), and a group with severe asthma (selected at age 10 based on severe impairment of lung function). At age 42 years, less than a quarter of children with either form of wheezy bronchitis showed frequent asthma episodes (wheezing during the previous 3 months, but less than once a week) or persistent asthma (once a week or more).