The child with difficult to manage asthma

Professor Dominic Fitzgerald, MBBS, PhD, FRACP.
Professor Fitzgerald is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW.

ASTHMA is common in children. There are several wheezing phenotypes in children, with the most common being viral-induced wheeze in the young child and atopic asthma in the child older than three years. The phenotypes are different but may be difficult to distinguish in the preschool-aged child. The atopic phenotype and its manifestations become