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Wheezing in infants: frequency, clinical characteristics and treatment.
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PMID:  22782490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency and describe the clinical characteristics and respective treatments of previous history of wheezing. METHODS: Infants aged 6-23 months with upper respiratory tract complaints and reported previous wheezing were followed-up retrospectively. Data were registered on a validated standardized form. RESULTS: Out of 451 infants, 164 (36.4%; CI95%:31.9-41.0) had a report of prior history of wheezing, 148 (32.8%; CI95%:28.5-37.4) during the first year of life. The mean age at the first episode of wheezing was 5.3±3.9 months. Among those who had had their first episode before 12 months of age, 38.5% reported 3 to 6 episodes and 14.2% > 6 episodes. Mean age at first episode was younger for those with ≥ 3 episodes in comparison with those with ≤ 2 episodes (3.2±2.7 vs. 5.7±2.5 months, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: One third of the infants reported wheezing during the first year of life. The earlier the first episode occurs, the more frequently wheezing recurs.
Authors:
Maiara Lanna Bouzas; Dirceu Solé; Maria Regina A Cardoso; Eliana E V Silva; Karen S Miranda; Laíse R Néri; Patrícia F C Silva; Ramon S Amoedo; Rômulo B Meneses; Aldina Barral; Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal de pediatria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4782     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985188R     Medline TA:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA, Brazil.
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