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An index to predict asthma in wheezing young children produced promising initial results.

Journal article
Authors Bill Hesselmar
Robert Saalman
Göran Wennergren
Mainor Åmark
Agnes E Wold
Ingegerd Adlerberth
Nils Åberg
Published in Acta Paediatrica
Volume 106
Issue 9
Pages 1532-1533
ISSN 0803-5253
Publication year 2017
Published at Institute of Biomedicine
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Medicine
Pages 1532-1533
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.13916
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Subject categories Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Pediatrics

Abstract

Diagnosing asthma is difficult in infants and preschool children because wheezing is common in this age group and it is not synonymous with asthma. Some children outgrow the tendency to wheeze during colds in a few years' time, whereas other develop asthma. Efforts have been made to find ways to identify the subgroup of preschool children with wheeze who are most likely to develop asthma (1,2). However, the different asthma predictive indexes mainly aim to predict children who will have a persistent wheeze or asthma, not necessarily the subgroup who will outgrow their symptoms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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