Diagnosis of Asthma in Childhood


Although the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in childhood asthma are similar as in adults, several factors account for specific problems in different age groups. They include variations of different age levels in anatomic, physiological, pathological, immunologic and psychological patterns. Differences between adult and childhood asthma are obvious, especially in younger children. Therefore, diagnosis and management of bronchial asthma during infancy and childhood include features that may be different and distinct from those during adulthood.


Allergy Clin Immunol Childhood Asthma Allergic Asthma Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Lung Function Test 
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