Inequality and childhood asthma

Angela Zacharasiewicz and Alexander Moeller

Asthma is one of the most frequent chronic diseases in childhood affecting 5–25% of school-aged children in Europe. Data on prevalence in poor countries and the so-called third world are less well established; however, the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (the ISAAC study, the only global study on paediatric asthma and allergy) has provided important, precious knowledge not only regarding prevalence but also treatment opportunities for many countries in the world...