oa South African Medical Journal - The effect of exercise in the asthmatic child - its clinical implications
|Article Title||The effect of exercise in the asthmatic child - its clinical implications|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Allergy Clinic, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Sep 1977|
|Pages||444 - 447|
|Keyword(s)||Asthmatic child, Clinical implications, Exercise, Immunology, Paediatrics, Physiology and Sport medicine|
Appropriate exercise will provoke an attack of bronchospasm in virtually all asthmatic children. Exercise-induced asthma can effectively be prevented by pre-exercise treatment with sympathomimetic drugs or sodium cromoglycate, and there is no reason why an asthmatic should not participate in sporting activities.
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