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How accurate is the diagnosis of exercise induced asthma among Vancouver schoolchildren?
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    Not all that doesn't wheeze isn't not asthma

    Dear Editor,

    While the paper by Drs. Seear and Wensley makes an interesting and important point regarding the over-diagnosis of exercise induced asthma, it is well to remember that the authors are reporting a case series of patients who have been referred to them in a specialty respiratory clinic. The children who are referred are often those whose clinical course or symptoms are atypical, though not necessarily v...

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    Exercise-induced dyspnea; if not asthma, then what?

    The report by Seear et al found that most children referred to their clinic with a history of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) did not have asthma.(1) These investigators conclude that the majority of exercise associated respiratory complaints can be diagnosed and managed without the need for exercise testing. The accompanying editorial concurs with that view.(2) Our own study recently published is supportive of the ove...

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