APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA EXACERBATION IN CHILDHOOD WITH CURRENT GUIDELINES


Ozceker D., Cebeci S. O. , Guler N.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.78, ss.13-22, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-22

Özet

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood that causes hospital and emergency admissions and school absences. Asthma exacerbation is characterized by an increase in symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, nocturnal cough; decrease in exercise tolerance; reduced daily activities; increase in need of bronchodilators and decrease of expiratory flow rate. Management of chronic asthma and exacerbation shows some varieties, because the anatomical and physiological characteristics are quite different in children who are younger and older than 5 years old. In this article we evaluated current guidelines of asthma exacerbation in children.