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Allergy and Airway: Allergy - Asthma |

Association Between Severe Asthma and CFTR Mutations

Giovanna Riolo, BS; Cathy Dai, BS; Kelly Moran Rodrigues; Andrew Day, MS; Diane Lougheed, BS
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Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):8A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.011
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SESSION TITLE: Allergy - Asthma

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene have been associated with respiratory diseases other than CF, including bronchiectasis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), and asthma. Whether CFTR mutations contribute to asthma severity is unknown. To compare the clinical characteristics of individuals with severe (SA) and non-severe asthma (non-SA), including features of CFTR-related disease, and the prevalence of CFTR mutations.

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