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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
On-line version ISSN 1806-9940
TEIXEIRA, Renata Nakata et al. Effect of clinical treatment of a long distance runner presenting exercise-induced bronchoespasm: a case report. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.2, pp. 132-134. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922009000200010.
Exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is characterized by a transient airway constriction during or after vigorous physical activity. This clinical condition is more prevalent in asthmatic patients. The prevalence of EIB in competitive athletes is high; however, EIB is under-diagnosed in this specific athlete population. The present study described a case report of a male 23 year-old long distance runner who, despite not presenting previous asthma history, presented chest squeak and decline on spirometric performance after a cardiopulmonary exercise testing. After specific testing, the athlete was diagnosed as positive EIB. A clinical treatment with bronchodilator was then initiated and after 30 days an important increase in his oxygen uptake peak (VO2peak) was observed.
Keywords : asthma; athletes; performance; exercise-induced.