What should be included in the history of exacerbations of pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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The history of exacerbations should include the usual prodromal signs or symptoms, rapidity of onset, associated illnesses, number in the last year, and need for hospitalization. Symptoms of asthma may include wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness, among others. Patients with persistent asthmatic symptoms are more likely to experience severe asthma exacerbations. [42]


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