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Acute severe childhood asthma

Michael Levin, Eugene Weinberg
South African Family Practice | Vol 54, No 1 : January/February| a1849 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v54i1.1849 | ©
Submitted: 16 August 2011 | Published: 29 February 2012

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Michael Levin, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Eugene Weinberg, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of South African children, affecting 10-20% of the population. Correct treatment of chronic asthma with regular antiinflammatory controller therapy prevents symptoms, asthma exacerbations, hospitalisation and mortality.

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acute severe childhood asthma

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