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Pediatric Asthma — Definition and Grading of Severity

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Abstract:

Childhood and adult asthma share the same underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms. Developmental anatomic and immunologic differences account for the vulnerability to respiratory failure of the infant and young child. Regardless of age, however, the severity of asthma varies considerably between individual patients. In order to provide optimal therapy, the clinician must grade the severity of asthmatic symptoms from a variety of standpoints.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2500/108854183779070354

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University Program in Medicine; Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Rhode Island Hospital

Publication date: 1983-06-01

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