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Lung India. 2010 Oct-Dec; 27(4): 260.
PMCID: PMC2988185

Author’s reply


We went through the reader’s comments[1] sent by you for reply. The comments were related to our article published in one of the previous issues of Lung India.[2] Point wise clarification is as follows:

  1. Our study was based on the prescription obtained from six physicians and three different hospitals only. The study was limited to a small urban region of Gorakhpur and prescriptions obtained from hospitals were indicating toward the prevalence of asthma in males. However, study performed by Jindal et al.[3] was a large scale hard core epidemiological study extended up to four different major cities of India which is not comparable to limited area, prescription- based study performed by us.
  2. We have taken prescription from both types of hospitals government as well as private. So chances are very less for our results to be biased from financial constraint.


1. Sharma V, Aggarwal S, Sharma A. Prescription for asthma. Lung India. 2010;27:260. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
2. Pandey A, Tripathi P, Pandey RD. Prescription pattern in asthma therapy at Gorakhpur hospitals. Lung India. 2010;27:8–10. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
3. Jindal SK. Respiratory disease epidemiology in India. Lung India. 2006;23:93–4.

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