Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Published by Okayama Medical Association

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気管支喘息に対する温泉療法の臨床効果 ―過去2年間の入院症例を対象に―

谷崎 勝朗 岡山大学医学部三朝分院内科
駒越 春樹 岡山大学医学部三朝分院内科
周藤 真康 岡山大学医学部三朝分院内科
中郷 実雄 岡山大学医学部三朝分院内科
森永 寛 岡山大学医学部三朝分院内科
大谷 純 岡山大学医学部第2内科学教室
多田 慎也 岡山大学医学部第2内科学教室
高橋 清 岡山大学医学部第2内科学教室
木村 郁郎 岡山大学医学部第2内科学教室
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Seventeen inpatients with bronchial asthma, including 15 steroid-dependent intractable asthmatics, received spa therapy (swimmimg tratning in a hot spring pool) for 3 months at Okayama University Medical School, Misasa Branch Hospital. Clinical effects of spa therapy on these patients were evaluated regarding patient age, age at onset of disease and each asthma type classified by clinical symptom. Spa therapy was markedly effective in 5 cases (29.4%), moderately so in 7 cases (41.2%) and slightly so in 4 cases (23.5%). Reduction of the corticosteroid dose was made possible in 12 patients (80%) out of the 15 steroid-dependent asthmatics. Spa therapy was more effective in patients over 41 years old and in patients whose age at onset was 21 years or over. Clinical symptoms were improved more in the asthmatic group with bronchiolar obstruction and with bronchospasm-hypersecretion than in cases showing only bronchospasm.