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Sunday 01 December 2002

How do we treat wheezing infants? Evidence or anecdote.

By: Chavasse RJ, Bastian-Lee Y, Seddon P.

Arch Dis Child 2002 Dec;87(6):546-7

Consultant paediatricians were questioned about their management of wheezing disorders in infants. Salbutamol was the preferred bronchodilator for recurrent wheeze, whereas ipratropium was preferred in viral bronchiolitis. Doses of both medications varied widely. Both inhaled and oral corticosteroids were considered by most respondents. Practice does not clearly follow guidelines or evidence and presumably continues to be based on anecdote.

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