oa Professional Nursing Today - Asthma diagnosis, monitoring and control : paediatrics



Asthma is an inflammatory disease and the standard of therapy is the use of regular anti-inflammatory drugs, often, but not always, inhaled. Diagnosis of asthma often rests on clinical parameters in young children and it should be remembered that in these children wheeze is not always due to asthma. In older children objective diagnostic tests should be employed. Attention to regular use of therapy (adherence) as well as inhaler technique is of paramount importance in children.


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