Respiratory Infections Put Your Child at Risk for Asthma

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By Molly Grady

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin may have a reason why children living in urban areas are at a higher risk of developing asthma.

Testing on nearly 800 infants shows inner city kids are much more likely than suburban children to be exposed to a type of viral respiratory infection during their childhood.

This infection can cause chronic lung infections.

Doctors believe those infections can change the way their lungs develop.

Those changes put them at risk for asthma.

More study is needed to confirm the findings.

 



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