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Fog-induced asthma

Fog inhalation induces cough and bronchoconstriction in patients with asthma, but only cough in normal subjects; whether it also influences the pattern of breathing is unclear[1]. . It is supported the view that mediators

might be involved in fog-induced asthma, possibly as a result of mast

cell degranulation by "osmotic shock"[2]. Fog induces coughing and increases in VT, VT/ TI, and V I in healthy subjects; Nedocromil sodium (NCS) possesses antitussive effects and attenuates fog-induced changes in the pattern of breathing, possibly through inhibition of rapidly adapting "irritant" receptors.


1. Lavorini F, Fontana GA, Pantaleo T, Camiciottoli G, Castellani W, Maluccio NM, Pistolesi M. Fog-induced respiratory responses are attenuated by nedocromil sodium in humans. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Apr;163(5):1117-20.

2. Shaw RJ, Anderson SD, Durham SR, Taylor KM, Schoeffel RE, Green

W, Torzillo P, Kay AB. Mediators of hypersensitivity and "fog"-induced asthma.Allergy. 1985 Jan;40(1):48-57.

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