Korean J Med.  2011 Dec;81(6):720-722.

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. guinea71@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is defined as transient, reversible bronchoconstriction that develops after strenuous exercise. If exercise is the only identified trigger for bronchoconstriction, it is called EIB. However, when it is associated with known asthma, then it is defined as EIB with asthma. The role of atopy in the pathogenesis of EIB has not been determined. In this issue of the journal, Kim et al. reported that atopy was a risk factor for EIB in young adult male patients, and sensitization to house dust mites was associated with EIB. This report shed a new light on the pathogenesis of EIB. However, additional large and confirmatory studies should be required to determine the possible association between atopy and EIB.

Keyword

Asthma; Atopy; Exercise; Bronchoconstriction

MeSH Terms

Asthma
Bronchoconstriction
Humans
Light
Male
Pyroglyphidae
Risk Factors
Young Adult
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