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Diagnosis of exercise induced asthma in elite athletes

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Asthmatic elite athletes currently require evidence of asthma to obtain a therapeutic use exemption certificate, which enables them to use doses of inhaled β2 agonists in and out of competition. A fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) of ⩾10% following bronchoprovocation is regarded as the gold standard for diagnosing exercise …

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