Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Asthma

  • Gail G. Shapiro
  • C. Warren Bierman
  • Frank S. Virant
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Asthma is a pulmonary disorder characterized by reversible periods of airway obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and associated airway inflammation. A comprehensive approach to asthma therapy in children should include assessment of disease severity and scrutiny for exacerbating factors followed by appropriate environmental modifications as well as pharmacotherapy. Long-term successful management is clearly linked to education of patients and their parents about asthma, proper use of medication, and a plan of action for periods of exacerbation.


Cystic Fibrosis Allergic Rhinitis Peak Flow Severe Asthma Fluticasone Propionate 
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  • Gail G. Shapiro
  • C. Warren Bierman
  • Frank S. Virant

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