Here: an overview of the pathophysiology of chronic cough, its epidemiology and etiology; the clinical evaluation, diagnostic workup, and a summary of treatment options.
The authors describe the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe persistent asthma whose disease management was complicated by this rare clinical diagnosis.
This distribution of an inflammatory disorder in a very young child almost always indicates atopic dermatitis. The family history of asthma suggests the atopic diathesis.
Persistent cough and bronchitis are common, and normal, among children. Here are some home treatments I have recommended.
Regular spirometry to monitor lung function ensures successful asthma management—even in children. Here, a refresher for pediatricians on how to evaluate flow-volume curves.
Here to discuss her observations about controller medication use and sleep problems in children with asthma is Michelle Garrison, MD.
Children with asthma living in single-parent homes were found 50% more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months than children living with 2 parents. What's the real underlying cause?
Hoarseness developed in a 27-month-old girl who was previously treated in the ED for a presumed asthma exacerbation and bronchiolitis.
A 6-month-old boy with 1-week history of dry cough that worsened at night. He had been wheezing off and on for the past month and had visited the emergency department on one occasion.
In this podcast, Dr John Kelso dispels myths and makes a case for office-based spirometry for pediatricians.