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Drug therapy for chronic asthma in children
  1. Mark Anderson1,
  2. David A Thomas2
  1. 1Derbyshire Children's Hospital, Derby, UK
  2. 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mark Anderson; mark.anderson7{at}


Asthma is a common chronic illness in children and a successful symptom control improves quality of life. Guidelines for the use of drugs in its management are widely available, but for children are often based on consensus opinion and extrapolation of data from studies in adolescents and adults. The aim of this review is to describe the clinical pharmacology of the drugs commonly used to manage chronic asthma in children and identify areas where further study might be useful to determine their best use.

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