International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

: 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38--42

Bronchial asthma in children

Bede C Ibe 
 Department of Paediatrics, UNTH, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:

Bronchial asthma is one of the common chronic non-infective diseases in children. The morbidity and mortality from this, disease remain high. Oftentimes, ‘the diagnosis is missed, and where appropriate diagnosis has been made, management may be suboptimal. This paper reviews the aetiopathogenesis and management of bronchial asthma in children. The important role* of inflammation in the pathogenesis of the disease is highlighted while the place of patient education and environmental control in its management emphasized. The major classes of drugs used in the treatment of bronchial asthma are summarised. It is hoped that the aim of this review which is the increased knowledge and understanding of this disease, and improvement in the management of bronchial asthma in children has been achieved.

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Ibe BC. Bronchial asthma in children.Int J Med Health Dev 1997;2:38-42

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Ibe BC. Bronchial asthma in children. Int J Med Health Dev [serial online] 1997 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];2:38-42
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