What should be included in the family history for pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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The family history should include any history of asthma, allergy, sinusitis, rhinitis, eczema, or nasal polyps in close relatives, and the social history should cover factors that may contribute to nonadherence of asthma medications, as well as any illicit drug use.


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