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study performed by Pruikkonen, Dunder, Renko, Pokka, & Uhari (2009), also comfirmed that a family history of croup among the siblings and parents of the index cases was the most important risk factor for croup and its recurrence.As far is gender is concerned, croup is most common in boys than girls (Rennie etal., 2013).
ReferencesHuether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.Pruikkonen, H., Dunder, T., Renko, M., Pokka, T., & Uhari, M. (2009). Risk factors for croup in children with recurrent respiratory infections: a case-control study. Paediatric And Perinatal Epidemiology, 23(2), 153-159. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00986.xRennie, D. C., Karunanayake, C. P., Chen, Y., Nakagawa, K., Pahwa, P., Senthilselvan, A., & Dosman, J. A. (2013). CD14 gene variants and their importance for childhood croup, atopy, and asthma. Disease Markers, 35(6), 765-771. doi:10.1155/2013/434920
Week 6Response #2 AsthmaGreat post! I really enjoyed reading your post. You have provided some great insights. According to Huether & McCance (2017), asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the bronchial mucosa that causes bronchial hyper-responsiveness, constrictionof the airways, and variable airflow obstruction that is reversible. Asthma occurs at all ages, with approximately 6.8 million cases among children and 18.7 million cases among adults in the USA (Huether & McCance, 2017).