Diagnosis and treatment of asthma in childhood: A PRACTALL consensus report

L. B. Bacharier, A. Boner, K. H. Carlsen, P. A. Eigenmann, T. Frischer, M. Götz, P. J. Helms, J. Hunt, A. Liu, N. Papadopoulos, T. Platts-Mills, P. Pohunek, F. E.R. Simons, E. Valovirta, U. Wahn, J. Wildhaber, Eugenio Baraldi, Dietrich Berdel, Eddy Bodart, Liberio Jose Duarte Bonifacio RibieroAnna Breborowicz, Kai Håkon Carlsen, Fernando Maria De Benedictis, Jacques De Blic, Kristine Desager, Basil Elnazir, Alessandro Fiocchi, Peter Gerrits, Jorrit Gerrritsen, Manfred Gotz, Peter Greally, Merja Kajosaari, Omer Kalayci, Ryszard Kurzard, Jose Manuel Lopes Dos Santos, Kristiina Malmstrom, Santiago Nevot, Antonio Nieto Garcia, Anna Pelkonen, Frank Riedel, Jose Eduardo Rosado Pinto, Juergen Seidenberg, Wim M.C. Van Aalderen, David Vaughan, Ole D. Wolthers

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Asthma is the leading chronic disease among children in most industrialized countries. However, the evidence base on specific aspects of pediatric asthma, including therapeutic strategies, is limited and no recent international guidelines have focused exclusively on pediatric asthma. As a result, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology nominated expert teams to find a consensus to serve as a guideline for clinical practice in Europe as well as in North America. This consensus report recommends strategies that include pharmacological treatment, allergen and trigger avoidance and asthma education. The report is part of the PRACTALL initiative**, which is endorsed by both academies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-34
Number of pages30
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Guidelines
  • Monitoring
  • Pediatric asthma
  • Treatment


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