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Severe Asthma in Children

Authors
  • Chipps, Bradley E.1
  • Parikh, Neil G.1
  • Maharaj, Sheena K.1
  • 1 Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center, 5609 J Street, Suite C, Sacramento, CA, 95819, USA , Sacramento (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 28, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11882-017-0688-z
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewThe aim of this study is to characterize, diagnose, evaluate, and treat severe childhood asthma.Recent FindingsUnderstanding the occurrence of the physiologic and clinical presentations of childhood severe asthma, the treatment and response may be predicted by biomarkers, but the patient’s response is highly variable.SummaryThe onset of severe asthma occurs early and is primarily predicted by severity of viral infection and coexistence of the atopic state.

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