International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Assessment of etiological factors and clinical profile in pediatric asthmatic patients
Dr. Shabir Malik
Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. The present study was conducted to assess etiological factors in pediatric asthmatic patients. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted 68 children age ranged 3-14 years of both genders. After obtaining written consent from all children, careful clinical examination was performed. Ethical approval was obtained prior to the study. Clinical features and type of wheezing were recorded. Results: Out of 68 patients, males were 32 and females were 34. Clinical features such as cough in 65, wheezing in 58, shortness of breadth in 46 and chest tightness in 51. The difference was significant (p< 0.05). Etiological factors in asthma patients were dust in 43, smoke in 26, obesity in 28, gestational age<37 weeks in 11 and positive family history in 17. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Different type of wheezing in children was transient in 45%, nonatopic in 28%, persistent asthma in 23% and severe intermittent wheezing in 9%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Asthma is increasing in pediatric population. Most common wheezing type in children was transient, nonatopic, persistent asthma and severe intermittent wheezing.
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Dr. Shabir Malik. Assessment of etiological factors and clinical profile in pediatric asthmatic patients. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(2):13-15. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i2a.14