The efficacy of speleotherapy in salt mines in children with bronchial asthma based on the data from immediate and late observations

Date: 1993
Format: Abstract Only
Source: Russian Journal
Authors: Abdullaev AA, Gadzhiev KM, Eiubova AA.

National Library of Medicine

Abstract

Speleotherapy was conducted in 216 children with bronchial asthma treated in conditions of salt mines situated near the town of Nakhichevan. The assessment of clinical, immunological and functional parameters showed that the best results had been achieved in atopic asthma running a light or moderate course. Speleotherapy courses noticeably diminished broncho-obstructive syndrome, improved pulmonary ventilation. The improvement proved stable in the majority of the patients. It is recommended to include speleotherapy in salt mines into combined rehabilitation treatment of pediatric asthmatics.