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May 12, 1999

Evidence Supporting Antileukotriene Agents for Asthma

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;281(18):1694. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-18-jac90004

To the Editor: In her article, Dr Wenzel1 states that evidence suggests that antileukotriene agents in combination with inhaled beclomethasone or budesonide are likely to improve lung function and asthma symptoms more than high-dose inhaled corticosteroid therapy alone.1 However, the first conclusion is based on data taken from an abstract2 and a package insert from Merck,3 while the second conclusion relies on data from another abstract.4

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