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Can status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in kids?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: It can/ usually not

Most cases of asthma start out rather mild, but some can start with a bang.
So yes a few start with status.

In brief: It can/ usually not

Most cases of asthma start out rather mild, but some can start with a bang.
So yes a few start with status.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
The times I see it as the presenting sign if severe allergy induced or with environmental exposures (high doses of chlorine in swimming pool for example).
3 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma symptoms

Asthma is like a rainbow with a myriad of signs and symptoms.
Sometimes you have kids that cough when they exercise, or seem to get "bronchitis" when the seasons change. Kids may have eczema or allergies as well. There are many subtle signs, as well as many many triggers. It is possible to present with severe respiratory distress bit i would be cautious to label a child after one episode.

In brief: Asthma symptoms

Asthma is like a rainbow with a myriad of signs and symptoms.
Sometimes you have kids that cough when they exercise, or seem to get "bronchitis" when the seasons change. Kids may have eczema or allergies as well. There are many subtle signs, as well as many many triggers. It is possible to present with severe respiratory distress bit i would be cautious to label a child after one episode.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The first asthma exacerbation can be of any severity, mild to life-threatening.

In brief: Yes

The first asthma exacerbation can be of any severity, mild to life-threatening.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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