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Better understanding of asthma could lead to primary prevention

KEY POINT

Could we one day prevent asthma before it occurs? That possibility is within sight, according to a recently published review of the natural history of the age-old disease.

SOURCES

Martinez FD. New insights into the natural history of asthma: primary prevention on the horizon. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128:939–45.