European Respiratory Society
Paediatric Asthma

Asthma is a disease of many faces and is frequently seen in children. This Monograph covers all aspects of paediatric asthma, across all ages, from birth through to the start of adulthood. It considers diagnostic problems in relation to the many phenotypes of asthma, covers the treatment of both mild-to-moderate and severe asthma, and discusses asthma exacerbations as well as exercise-induced asthma. The issue also provides an update on the pathophysiology of asthma, the role of bacterial and viral infections, and the impact of environmental factors, allergy, genetics and epigenetics. Finally, this Monograph considers the economic burden of the disease, as well as new and future developments in asthma therapy.

  • European Respiratory Society Monographs

Bibliographic Information

Title: 
Paediatric Asthma
Edited by: 
  • Kai-Håkon Carlsen
  • Jorrit Gerritsen
Published: 
2012-06-01
Copyright year: 
  • 2012
DOI: 
10.1183/1025448x.erm5612
ISBN electronic: 
9781849840200
Series: 
European Respiratory Society Monographs