The Child with Asthma
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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.
KeywordsAllergic Rhinitis Severe Asthma Acute Asthma Triamcinolone Acetonide Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
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