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Overdiagnosis of asthma in children in primary care: a retrospective analysis

OPEN The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners | 27 Feb 2016

I Looijmans-van den Akker, K van Luijn and T Verheij
Abstract
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. According to guidelines, a diagnosis of asthma should be confirmed using lung function testing in children aged >6 years. Previous studies indicate that asthma in children is probably overdiagnosed. However, the extent has not previously been assessed.
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Retrospective, Lung, Medicine, Chronic, Medical terms, Asthma
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