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Take a Deep Breath Take a Deep Breath Asthma in Children Asthma in Children Michael W. Peterson, M.D. Professor and Chief of Medicine UCSF Fresno
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Why should we talk about Why should we talk about asthma? asthma? The most common chronic disease in children The most common cause for children missing school One in six Fresno children have asthma! Asthma is increasing in the developed world Asthma deaths are increasing
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What is asthma? What is asthma?
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The Lung Airways The Lung Airways Airways= bronchi alveoli
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What Happens to the Airways in What Happens to the Airways in Asthma? Asthma? Smooth muscle Epithelial cells
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What happens to the Airways in What happens to the Airways in Asthma? Asthma? Muscle contraction = Bronchoconstriction Constricted airway Airway inflammation = Swelling (edema) Inflamed airway Inflammation + Constriction
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What happens during an asthma What happens during an asthma attack?
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