Childhood asthma: effects and options for treatment
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Childhood asthma: effects and options for treatment

Lynne Pearce Health writer

The UK has some of the highest prevalence, emergency admission and death rates for childhood asthma in Europe

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition associated with airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness. It is heterogeneous, with different underlying disease processes and variations in severity, clinical course, and response to treatment (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2021).

Nursing Children and Young People. 34, 1, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.34.1.9.s4

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