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Chapter-03 Long-term Management of Bronchial Asthma

BOOK TITLE: Clinical Pediatrics—Respiratory Disorders for Students and Practitioners

Author
1. H Gopakumar
2. Gopakumar Reeshma
ISBN
9788184482959
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10144_3
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
14
Author Affiliations
1. Academy of Medical Sciences (ACME), Medical College, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala, India
2. Lifecare Hospital, Kasargod, Kerala, India
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Abstract

Bronchial asthma is a chronic condition associated with frequent exacerbations with implications for prolonged preventative strategies. A diagnosis of bronchial asthma should invariably be followed by a plan to prevent further attacks. This chapter provides a rational approach to the long term management of bronchial asthma, the various options available and the various ways to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment provided.

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