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Vasi V, Bourke T. Regular review pivotal in chronic asthma in children. Practitioner Nov 2017;261(1809):19-23

Regular review pivotal in chronic asthma in children

23 Nov 2017Pais-up subscribers

The aim of asthma treatment is complete control of symptoms as soon as possible while minimising side effects and inconvenience to the patient. All parents and older children should be offered a written action plan. This should include details of the patient’s regular medicines, how to recognise deterioration and what to do in the event of an attack. Children should be referred to secondary care if: the diagnosis is unclear; control remains poor despite monitored treatment; they have suffered a life-threatening attack or red flag features are present.

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