Current Challenges in Pediatric Asthma

Children (Basel). 2024 May 24;11(6):632. doi: 10.3390/children11060632.

Abstract

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by reversible bronchoconstriction and inflammation of the bronchi. Its increasing prevalence in childhood as well as different triggers make asthma a challenging disease in several ways: defining its phenotype/endotype, the diagnostic approach (especially in younger children), therapeutic options, and systematic follow-up. Considering these problems, this review approaches the current status and limitations of guidelines used for asthma management in children. It also emphasizes the key points which could lead to a better understanding and the direction to take in future studies.

Keywords: asthma; children; diagnosis; follow-up; phenotypes; therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

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This research received no external funding.