Diagnosis of asthma

September 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005 Supplement, Vol. 173, pS15
Academic Journal
The article presents several medical techniques in diagnosing asthma in children. In children under three years of age, pulmonary function testing is recommended which the diagnosis process depends on history, acute episode of wheezing and physical examination. The methods being examined in this process include airway resistance as measured by body plethysmography and interrupter techniques. The use of bronchodilators can help confirm the diagnosis of asthma.


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