Chest X-ray investigation in newly discovered asthma

Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2004 Apr;15(2):163-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1399-3038.2003.00098.x.


Chest X-ray in 60 children (0-6 yr old) with newly diagnosed asthma at the primary care level showed normal findings in 85% at paediatric follow-up. The pathological findings were transient. The only X-ray tht led to change in treatment was performed on clinical grounds due to concurrent disease. In conclusion, routine X-ray need not be part of the initial routine work up of asthma in preschool children.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Radiography