oa South African Family Practice - Acute severe childhood asthma : review article
|Article Title||Acute severe childhood asthma : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 Red Cross Children's Hospital and 3 UCT Lung Institute|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||42 - 45|
|Keyword(s)||Chest tightness, Childhood asthma, Coughing, Eczema, Shortness of breath and Wheezing|
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of South African children, affecting 10-20% of the population. Correct treatment of chronic asthma with regular anti-inflammatory controller therapy prevents symptoms, asthma exacerbations, hospitalisation and mortality.
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