How to Treat Quiz: Asthma in Children Part One: Diagnosis
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This How to Treat considers some of the common difficulties faced by GPs regarding the diagnosis of early childhood wheeze and asthma.
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On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describes the various phenotypes of asthma and their defining characteristics.
- Discuss the differential diagnosis of wheeze in children.
- List the features on examination that point to asthma.
- Discuss the investigation used to confirm a diagnosis of asthma and their utility.
Participants are required to complete an online form. This asks if each learning objective was met, if overall needs were met, and the relevance of the education to the participant’s practice.
Asthma is a common childhood problem diagnosed and managed by GPs. One third of children under five years present to their GP with wheeze and one in nine children over five have diagnosed asthma.