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World Allergy Organization Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 68–72

First Online: 15 April 2011


Asthma prevalence in low-to middle-income countries is at least the same or higher than in rich countries, but with increased severity. Lack of control in these settings is due to various factors such as low accessibility to effective medications, multiple and uncoordinated weak infrastructures of medical services for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, poor compliance with prescribed therapy, lack of asthma education, and social and cultural factors. There is an urgent requirement for the implementation of better ways to treat asthma in underserved populations, enhancing the access to preventive medications and educational approaches with modern technological methods.

Keywordsasthma asthma therapy inhaled corticosteroids leukotriene receptor antagonists socioeconomic aspects  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Mario Sánchez-Borges - Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett - Fernan Caballero-Fonseca


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