Investigate bronchiolitis in early childhood as a predictor of future and asthma

The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate the risk of asthma at different ages (3-4yrs, 6-7 yrs, 9-10yrs, 13-14yrs) that can be attributed to RSV bronchiolitis, in a UK primary care population.
Secondary objectives are to evaluate the overall risk of bronchiolitis on asthma diagnosis and activity (medication prescription, healthcare utilisation), effect on overall health, interaction with other risk factors (gender, age, prematurity, tobacco exposure, allergic diseases) and long-term bronchioltis burden.
The date/season of the bronchiolitis incident will be used as a surrogate marker for disease aetiology.
Asthma diagnosis will be the primary outcome measure. Asthma activity will also be evaluated.

Lead Investigator:
Nikos Papadopoulos
Research Team:
Status: Proposed Study, Seeking Funding
Documents and Publications:
Final Publications
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