Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
ROSA LOPEZ PEREZ, Irma. Evolution of the concepts of asthma at preschool age. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2008, vol.80, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
The objective of this article was to briefly present the improvement of the concepts of asthma at preschool age and to expose the practical importance of the definitions of acute bronchiolitis of the infant (consensus definition) and of asthma in the two-year-old child at the time of facilitating the guidance of the diagnostic and therapeutic management from the first manifestations of bronchiobronchiolar obstruction. The notion of early intervention will allow to minimize morbidity and the risk for obstructive disorders at further ages.
Keywords : Concepts (phenotypes) of asthma at preschool age; acute bronchiolitis of the infant (consensus definition); asthma in the 2-year-old child.