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What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: More likely allergic

Allergy is present in 90% of children with asthma but only 50% of adults with asthma.

In brief: More likely allergic

Allergy is present in 90% of children with asthma but only 50% of adults with asthma.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Babies are different

At least 50% of babies will wheeze at some point in their first year of life, because the airways of babies are still developing.
The babies don't all have asthma. Until about the age of 6, children are more likely than adults to have transient wheezing that isn't really asthma. By age 10, kids are similar to adults. Here's a link: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11803801.

In brief: Babies are different

At least 50% of babies will wheeze at some point in their first year of life, because the airways of babies are still developing.
The babies don't all have asthma. Until about the age of 6, children are more likely than adults to have transient wheezing that isn't really asthma. By age 10, kids are similar to adults. Here's a link: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11803801.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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In brief: Age

The age of the patient. Adult patients are 18 or over.

In brief: Age

The age of the patient. Adult patients are 18 or over.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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