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Pharmacogenetics of Asthma

Ian P. Hall, DM
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*From the Division of Therapeutics and Molecular Medicine, University Hospital of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Correspondence to: Ian P. Hall, DM, Division of Therapeutics and Molecular Medicine, University Hospital of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; e-mail: Ian.Hall@nottingham.ac.uk



Chest. 2006;130(6):1873-1878. doi:10.1378/chest.130.6.1873
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Pharmacogenetics offers the potential to optimize treatment for individual patients by using genetic information to improve efficacy or avoid side effects. While there are a number of examples in which the approach is already in routine clinical usage, exploitation of this approach in asthma is still under development. A number of examples of possible pharmacogenetic approaches that may prove of value in the management of asthma are discussed.

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