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Chronic non-specific lung disease: the role of disodium cromoglycate in its treatment

M.A. de Kock, W.J.C.J. Rosenstrauch

Abstract


The concept (connotation) of the word asthma is discussed. The response to treatment with disodium cromoglycate (Lomudal, Fisons) in 100 patients with chronic airway obstruction is reported.

In selecting patients it is essential to classify them with regard to the mechanism of airways obstruction and, if possible, the aetiology. Such a classification is presented and the role of disodium cromoglycate in the treatment of asthma is discussed.




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