Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Novel Aspects of Asthma in Childhood

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Novel Aspects of Asthma in Childhood

Article excerpt

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. Chronically inflamed airways are hyperresponsive, they become obstructed and airflow is limited by bronchoconstriction, mucous plugs and increased inflammation, when airways are exposed to various risk factors.

Asthma exacerbations are a major cause of morbidity for patients of all ages. Over the past 25 years, there have been major advances in this area, which are leading to a greater understanding of many aspects of asthma exacerbations; the association with viral respiratory infections, the host-dependent risk factors, and an appreciation of the synergistic role of respiratory viruses and the atopic state.

The influence of bronchiolitis on development of wheezing and asthma has been showed. Several studies have demonstrated that children hospitalized as infants for bronchiolitis were more likely to have subsequent episodes of wheezing than children without a history of hospitalization. …

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