Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by the inflammation and narrowing of the airways. It is one among the common illness affecting about 25 million individuals in the United States alone. The symptoms can vary from periodic periods of wheezing, tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing as well as persistent coughing. While this disease affects the general population, its onset is often observed during childhood. This paper aims to address the manifestation of asthma in children, its history and pathophysiology as well as the management and treatment of its symptoms.
I. Natural History
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