Asthma and children

Children and asthma: the numbers

Roughly 80% of all childhood asthma occurs before the ages of five years. Diagnosing asthma in infants and toddlers can be difficult.

Increase in asthma among Africans

A higher degree of sensitisation to allergens among black Africans and an increased incidence of asthma among local teenagers is cause for concern, local researchers report.

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