Updated ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Asthma in Children

Should the presence of wheeze, cough and breathing difficulty be used to diagnose Asthma in children aged 5-16 years? Just one of the questions addressed in the informative guidelines recently issued by ERS on the diagnosis of asthma in children. 

The guidelines recommend spirometry, bronchodilator reversibility testing and/or FeNO as first line diagnostic tests. The ERS Task Force emphasise that a diagnosis cannot be reached based on clinical history alone or following a single abnormal objective test.

Access the ERS Guidelines here.  Don’t forget to bookmark the page for future reference!

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