Sudden death from asthma in childhood, is it preventable?

H. Bibi, J. Mahamid, D. Shoseyov, M. Armoni, Z. Liss, M. Schlesinger

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Sudden death from asthma is rare but occurs in the young age group. We recently faced this rare situation when 3 asthmatic children were dead on arrival at the local emergency room. All 3 had been treated with beta-2 agonist inhalation on a regular basis, without anti-inflammatory treatment, 2 of the children died while inhaling the beta-2 agonist. It is important that there be clear guidelines and full education about the management of asthma, during and between exacerbations, to prevent such deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-610, 671
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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