Advances in Pediatric Research

Advances in Pediatric Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-4529

Paraschiva Chereches-Panta

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Research Article   
    Wheezing Phenotypes in Preschoolers
    Author(s): Paraschiva Chereches-Panta*

    The incidence of wheezing is very high during the first years of life. Up to 25-30% of the infants have at least one episode of wheezing. The diagnostic approache should start with the differentiation between congenital or inherited wheezing, and subsequently the diagnosis of acute, chronic or recurrent wheezing (RW). In children with RW or chronic wheezing the somatic development is relevant. If the child presents a good nutritional status and a good general state, the most frequent diagnosis would be asthma. In children with failure to thrive the investigation plan will start with cystic fibrosis and gastroesophageal reflux. There are two major classification of RW in children: according to symptoms and to the clinical course. Wheezing phenotypes based on symptoms are: 1) episodic wheezing, in which the duration of symptoms is short, without any symptoms between epis.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2385-4529.21.8.37

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