Asthma treatment with inhaled corticosteroids – effect on growth and bone composition in childhood

​The project

A cornerstone in asthma treatment in children and adults is inhaled medication with corticosteroids to suppress airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms. It is a good and effective treatment, but can have side effects in the form of decreased height gain during childhood.

The purpose of this project is to investigate how treatment with inhaled corticosteroids affects children's height growth and bone composition during the first 6 years of life.

The participants are 1100 children in the Danish birth cohorts COPSAC2000 and COPSAC2010, who have been followed through childhood with height measurements and DXA scans.

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