Stridor in childhood asthma.


Three asthmatic children are reported with shortness of breath due to stridor. The stridor was preceded by a deterioration in asthma control necessitating the introduction or increased dosage of a pressurized beclomethasone inhaler. The stridor mimicked asthmatic symptoms and was only differentiated by auscultation directly over the neck and by response to nebulized adrenaline. One child had a laryngeal foreign body which probably gained entry via a pressurized inhaler.

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@article{Storr1988StridorIC, title={Stridor in childhood asthma.}, author={J Storr and Robert Tranter and Warren Lenney}, journal={British journal of diseases of the chest}, year={1988}, volume={82 2}, pages={197-9} }