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Paediatric asthma: acute management 

Paediatric asthma: acute management
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Paediatric asthma: acute management
Author(s):

Steve Turner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0011
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date: 15 July 2020

Acute asthma exacerbations are common in children

Most exacerbations are precipitated by viral upper respiratory tract infections, often in combination with other exposures

Assessment of severity is on clinical grounds

25% of children admitted to hospital with acute asthma will be readmitted within 12 months and this can be reduced by good discharge planning....

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