What are the challenges to the treatment of asthma in children younger than 4 years?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Pulmonary function testing is difficult to perform in children below age 4 years, because cooperation can be limited and reference ranges are not standardized. Fewer medications have been studied and approved for patients in this age group.


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