Management of acute pediatric asthma

John C Carl, Carolyn M Kercsmar
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2002, 2 (6): 468-76
Pediatric asthma prevalence, morbidity, and severity are increasing. Direct costs associated with providing emergency department and inpatient care account for more than 40% of overall dollars spent for this disease in the United States. Physicians in many health care settings may be required to treat a child in severe respiratory distress caused by acute asthma. This article reviews the pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of severe asthma exacerbations, or status asthmaticus.

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