High daily temperatures worsen respiratory symptoms in children with asthma, decrease PEF

An Australian national panel study of diurnal temperature range (DTR) and children's respiratory health

This study examined effects of DTR on lung function and respiratory symptoms for school children with asthma in Australia.

Increase in daily temperature induced a reduction in PEF and increased respiratory symptoms in children with asthma. The effects lasted for 3 days.

References:

An Australian national panel study of diurnal temperature range and children's respiratory health. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Volume 112, Issue 4, Pages 348–353.e8, April 2014.
http://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206%2814%2900009-X/abstract

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