Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Wheezing
Two clinical types of asthma have been conventionally described: transient non-atopic wheezing which is more common in early childhood and persistent atopic wheezing with its onset in early childhood and high probability of persistence in late childhood or adulthood.
Pulmonary Index Score is a useful tool in assessing the severity of asthma attack.
Anticholinergics can be used as add-on therapy to short-acting beta-agonists (SABA) during asthma exacerbations.
A short course of oral or systemic corticosteroid should be considered if the patients is irresponsive to short-acting beta-agonist.
KeywordsPeak expiratory flow Asthma Oral corticosteroids Short-acting beta agonist
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