What should be included in the ongoing evaluation of pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Patient evaluation should include the following:

  • Assessment for signs of bronchospasm and complications

  • Evaluation of associated conditions (eg, allergic rhinitis)

  • Pulmonary function testing (in appropriate age group)

Address issues of treatment adherence and avoidance of environmental triggers and irritants.

Long-term asthma care pathways that incorporate the aforementioned factors can serve as roadmaps for ambulatory asthma care and help streamline outpatient care by different providers.


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