Corticosteroid inhalation in the treatment of childhood asthma.

Zakiudin Munasir, K. Knol

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Inhaled corticosteroids are a dramatic advance in the therapy of chronic asthma. Corticosteroid inhalation therapy in children offers the same advantages over oral medication as in adults. Inhaled corticosteroids have better effects compared with other prophylactic antiasthma therapy such as theophylline, sodium cromoglycate and ketotifen. However, it is obvious that inhaled corticosteroids are not completely free of side effects, both topical and systemic such as suppression of HPA, growth retardation, osteoporosis, cataract formation, blood count and immunoglobulin changes, oropharyngeal candidiasis and dysphonia. Recently, many clinicians have been using this effective and save treatment more freely and for longterm administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-280
Number of pages11
JournalPaediatrica Indonesiana
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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