Pediatric Asthma: A Clinical Summary
Pediatric asthma is a heterogeneous and chronic airway inflammatory disease experienced by 7.7% of the world’s pediatric population (CDC, 2020). It is characterized by airway hyperresponsiveness and narrowing (Athari, 2019). Most patients present with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and expiratory airflow limitation worsening at night and upon wakening (Marchant et. al, 2006). Most asthma attacks are due to the underlying disease being triggered by exercise, allergen exposure, weather changes, or viral respiratory infections (Marchant et. al, 2006). Some populations have a higher risk of ...
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