Lack of Recognition of Asthma in Paediatric Practise

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Nadeem Khawar
Mehar Taj Roghani


Asthma in Childhood is a common condition, its prevalence has increased over the past twenty years in Europe and USA. It is recognised as a common cause of recurrent wheezing in childhood and terms like wheezy bronchitis and chornic bronchitis are now obsolete. These terms are still used and worst is the label of recurrent chest infections worms infestation for apparent cases of asthma. Appropriate label of asthma leads to better understanding of the disorder and proper management. In general practice asthma is under diagnosed and under treated in children. 

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Khawar N, Roghani MT. Lack of Recognition of Asthma in Paediatric Practise. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 5 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];11(1). Available from:
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