Diagnosis of childhood asthma


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dc.contributor.author Levin, M
dc.contributor.author Weinberg, E
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-19T11:04:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-19T11:04:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2011.10874129
dc.identifier.citation Levin, M., & Weinberg, E. (2011). Diagnosis of childhood asthma. South African Family Practice, 53(5), 437-439. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18977
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/20786204.2011.10874129
dc.description.abstract Childhood asthma is characterised by episodes of wheezing and coughing, particularly at night. The cough is typically non-productive of sputum and is irritating and persistent. It is most troublesome in the early hours of the morning, especially between 1-2 am. Chronic cough may be a presenting symptom in young children. Wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath become more obvious in children older than three years. Acute exacerbations of asthma are frequently associated with viral upper respiratory tract infections, but may also be triggered by exercise, particularly in cold and dry weather, laughter, crying, and exposure to allergens and irritants such as petrol or paint fumes. There may be a seasonal variation in symptoms, and it is common to find a diurnal variation with waking in the early hours of the morning, and increased symptoms on getting out of bed. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Academy of Family Physicians en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 South Africa License *
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dc.source South African Family Practice en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj
dc.subject.other childhood asthma
dc.subject.other wheezing
dc.subject.other coughing
dc.subject.other chest tightness
dc.subject.other shortness of breath
dc.subject.other eczema
dc.title Diagnosis of childhood asthma en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-19T09:03:03Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
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