The value of spirometry and exercise challenge test to diagnose and monitor children with asthma
SourceRespirology Case Reports, 3, 1, (2015), pp. 25-28
Article / Letter to editor
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Paediatrics - OUD tm 2017
Respirology Case Reports
SubjectRadboudumc 18: Healthcare improvement science RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with characteristic symptoms including recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It may result in abnormalities of ventilator function, which can be assessed by different pulmonary function tests. In this case report, we present a 15-year-old boy with asthma and illustrate the value and limitations of spirometry and exercise challenge test in daily practice.
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