Asthma in Italian conscripts: A four year study

Andrea Vizzaccaro, Ignazio Cirillo, Maria Angela Tosca, Manlio Milanese, Giorgio Ciprandi

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Background: Italian conscripts showed underdiagnosis and undertreatment of asthma in a previous 9-year study (1990-1998). Methods: We extended those findings in a new 4-year study (1999-2002) by screening 28,327 18-year old males referred to La Spezia Military Navy Hospital for call-up visit. Results: Asthma was diagnosed in 1,847 conscripts (6.52%). Along the observational period there was a significant decrease of mild persistent asthmatic subjects (from 39.6 to 30.1%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003


  • Asthma
  • Italian conscripts
  • Underdiagnosis
  • Undertreatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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