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Table 1 Demographics of the fatal asthma cases

From: Immunohistology and remodeling in fatal pediatric and adolescent asthma

Sex Age at death (y) Age at onset of symptoms (y) Lifetime duration of symptoms (y) Age at diagnose (y) Delay of any anti-inflammatory asthma medication (y) Length of treatment (y) ICS Other regular asthma therapy Atopy
F 1,9 1,1 0,8 NA 0,8 0,0 NA
M 18,9 0,5 18,4 3 6,5 11,9 T, C 1
M 0,9 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
M 1,9 1,1 0,8 1,5 0,4* 0,4* 1
F 2,6 0,7 1,9 0,8 0,1 1,8 1 T, C 1
M 18,1 1,0 17,1 1,3 12,0 5,1 T 1
M 19,5 1,0 18,5 3 3,0 15,5 1 T, C 1
F 6,0 2,2 3,8 NA 3,8 0,0 1
M 2,4 0,7 1,7 0,9 0,2 1,5 1 T 1
F 1,8 1,5 0,3 1,7 0,2 0,1 T 1
M 18,7 15,0 3,7 17,8 2,8 0,9 1 LABA 1
M 3,6 0,8 2,8 0,9 0,1 2,7 1 C 1
Median 3,1 1,0 2,8 1,5 0,8 1,7    
  1. Abbreviations: ICS inhaled corticosteroids, T theophyllin, C cromoclygate, LABA long-acting beta-agonist, NA non-available information
  2. *Theophyllin was given at exacerbations during the last five months