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How common is asthma in children?

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Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. It affects about 7 million children in the United States.

From: Asthma in Children (Childhood Asthma) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/3/2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

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