With a rate of six to ten percent, bronchial asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood.
Around every second person affected will still have to struggle with the disease in adulthood.
But why does it get one and not the other?
Could the disease be prevented early?
And what can someone who is already a chronic patient do?
A conversation with the head of the asthma and allergy outpatient department at the Hauner Children's Hospital in Munich, Erika von Mutius.
Which risk factors play a role in the development of bronchial asthma?