Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airways disease, with a rising prevalence, particularly in childhood, and is considered an important public health problem. Its familial transmission is recognised, while the description and identification of the genes implicated in this disease are a challenge. In this revision paper the authors give a comprehensive explanation of the associated genes as well as the laboratorial methods that allow their identification.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)683-708
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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