Risk factors for wheezing in primary school children in Bursa, Turkey

Alper Z., Sapan N., Ercan İ., Canitez Y., Bilgel N.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY, vol.20, no.1, pp.53-63, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/194589240602000111
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-63
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Wheezing is the most common symptom of childhood respiratory tract illnesses. It is important not only for its associated acute morbidity, but also for the fact that early childhood Wheezing confers a high risk for asthma. Epidemiological studies front various countries show that 10-15% of children < 1 year of age and 25% of children < 5 years of age have wheezing-associated respiratory tract illness, and one-third of these children develop asthma later in life.