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    Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy (PIAMA) Risk Score

    Determines risk of asthma for school age children.
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    Why Use

    Children with known wheezing.

    • The Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy (PIAMA) Risk Score provides a method for predicting likelihood of a later asthma diagnosis.
    • The PIAMA Score's predictive ability depends heavily on prevalence of asthma in the general population.

    A standardized score for determining which children are at higher risk for development of asthma may improve care and/or disease detection.


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    The PIAMA Score has moderate predictive success, and low scores seem more accurate at predicting when a child is unlikely to develop asthma.

    Dr. Bert Brunekreef

    About the Creator

    Bert Brunekreef, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he is currently the director of the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences. Dr. Brunekreef is co-author of more than 500 peer reviewed journal articles in the field of environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment.

    To view Dr. Bert Brunekreef's publications, visit PubMed