Asthma is extremely common in children, especially in infants. Early diagnosis allows to avoid a worsening of the disease and persistence of symptoms. Weapons: an appropriate treatment and a few adjustments enabling him to live a normal life.
In a decade, the incidence of asthma has doubled in most industrialized countries. Children are the first victims of this upsurge, since it is accepted that in half of the cases, the disease starts before the age of five years. This is the most common chronic diseases of childhood asthma.
One in ten children is concerned
Asthme enfantIn addition, it is likely that a large number of mild forms remain unknown. A study in Parisian schools in 1994, indicated that 6.1% of students in grades 3 had a known asthma and that 10.9% regularly had respiratory symptoms for at least one year, although the diagnosis of asthma has ever made. In addition, the measurement of peak expiratory flow rate (reflecting characteristic of asthma, bronchial obstruction) revealed abnormally low results for 13.4% of children. Continue reading “The child asthma”