Acute asthma attack is a frequent condition in children. It is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits and hospitalisation. It can be triggered by viral infections, atypical bacteria (ie, Mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, allergens and/or air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, medications, physical exercise, and stress and emotions. Despite advances in therapy, asthma remains a disease that is not optimally controlled in many children.
Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021