oa South African Family Practice - Understanding mild asthma / episodic asthma in children : CPD

Volume 49, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Asthma may be intermittent or persistent and persistent asthma may be mild, moderate, or severe. Many factors influence asthma severity, both from day-to-day and from month-to-month. In individual patients, asthma severity may fluctuate because of many extrinsic (allergens, viral infections) and intrinsic (behavioural) factors. This article discusses the pathogenesis of episodic asthma and wheezing outlines a treatment approach for episodic asthma.

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