A strange case of familial atopy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:661
  1. Trefor Roscoe, general practitioner
  1. Sheffield

    A 43 year old general practitioner had had juvenile asthma requiring regular ephedrine. Since adolescence, this had become seasonal, requiring occasional courses of inhaled corticosteroids at the height of the pollen season. He was known to be allergic to cats and dogs. His wife had seasonal rhinitis, usually relieved by a short course of intranasal corticosteroids. Their daughter had been asthmatic for a few years up to the age of 10, and their son, now aged 10, required regular inhaled corticosteroids for the middle six months of the year and pre-exercise β2 agonists in the …

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