Paediatric Asthma—a new virtual journal

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1052 (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1052

Its launch celebrates world asthma day

  1. Harvey Marcovitch (hmarkovitch@bmjgroup.com), syndications editor,
  2. Alex Williamson (awilliamson@bmjgroup.com), publishing director
  1. BMJ Specialist Journals
  2. BMJ Specialist Journals

    The global initiative for asthma, a joint project between the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization, has designated 7 May 2002 as world asthma day. This year children will be the focusGraphiclogically, because 90% of patients have developed the disease by the age of 6 years.1 In Britain asthma is the most commonly identified chronic childhood disease, affecting one in eight children and resulting in 30 000 hospital admissions annually.2 …

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