n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - What is meant by control of childhood asthma?

Volume 28, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Asthma is a problem throughout the world and its prevalence appears to be increasing. Its cause is unknown and therefore prevention is difficult. With the highly effective medications that are now available it is possible, in principle, to control asthma, enabling almost every asthmatic to achieve a life free of symptoms and exacerbations with normal lung function. Many clinicians have found that it can be very difficult to corroborate that control has in fact been achieved.

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