ISSN 0718-0918
Vol 14, N° 1, Abril 2017
 

Actualizaciones

 

CRISIS DE ASMA EN PEDIATRIA

Dr. Ricardo Pinto Muñoz
Departamento de Pediatría y Cirugía Infantil Norte. Hospital de Niños Roberto del Río y Clínica Las Condes. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Abstract

Abstract

The asthma crisis is a group of symptoms, with physical and laboratory signs that show an increase in resistance to airflow because of the bronchial obstruction. It is a frequent cause of consultation and It is an often way that the disease becomes evident in patients and their parents. In this review we give some recommendations on how to recognize and have a quickly response to this situation. The primary objectives in facing a crisis are correcting hypoxemia, obtain broncho dilatation and decrease the risk of relapse. In order to achieve this, you should promptly recognize hypoxemia, provide supplemental oxygen, demonstrate airway obstruction (by clinic and / or laboratory) and treat it with rapid-acting bronchodilators and systemic corticosteroids and once the crisis is handled, leave sufficient indications to avoid this to happen again

Key words: asthma, acute asthma, asthma treatment.

 

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