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Childhood asthma

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Asthma is commonest in children, and is predominantly extrinsic.

Asthma that occurs in children is often associated at onset with a recent history of a viral upper respiratory tract infection. In fact a virus associated wheeze occurs in some 20% of children.

25% of asthmatic children have some restriction of physical activity.

It is a disease that is treated primarily in the community.

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