The European Respiratory Monograph (ERM) is the quarterly book series issued by the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians a concise and comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.


Vol. 56, 2012, edited by Kai-HÃ¥kon Carlsen and Jorrit Gerritsen, is an issue focused on Paediatric Asthma, and includes the following topics:

  • Asthma in children: the road to individual asthma phenotypes
  • Infantile and preschool asthma
  • Problematic severe asthma
  • Asthma at school age and in adolescence
  • Physical exercise, training and sports in asthmatic children and adolescents
  • Food allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis
  • The burden of paediatric asthma: economic and familiar
  • Lung development and the role of asthma and allergy
  • Genetics and epigenetics of childhood asthma
  • The role of viral and bacterial infections on the development and exacerbations of asthma
  • Role of allergen exposure on the development of asthma in childhood
  • Indoor and outdoor air pollution and the development of asthma
  • Psychological factors
  • Airway hyperresponsiveness in children
  • Treatment of acute asthma
  • Treatment of infant and preschool asthma
  • Treatment of asthma from childhood to adulthood
  • Follow-up of children with asthma
  • New and future developments of therapy for asthma in children

Read the monograph on Paediatric Asthma here.
Last updated 20 April 2015