Challenges in Diagnosing Asthma in Children

Kendra Chisholm, Luke Daines, Steve Turner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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- Asthma in children is a clinical diagnosis based on history and examination, and in many cases a response to a trial of inhaled corticosteroid treatment
- Asthma can be diagnosed in children under 5, but is unlikely to explain recurrent respiratory symptoms in children under 2
- Tests can be done to help support (or exclude) a clinical diagnosis but should not be used solely to make (or exclude) a diagnosis of asthma
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere075924
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2024


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