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.
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|