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22 Apr, 2021
Making a diagnosis of asthma in children can be difficult. As a result, significant over and under-diagnosis of asthma occurs in children. Both are problematic because over-diagnosis results in the inappropriate and unnecessary use of asthma medications associated with potential side effects and increased healthcare costs. Conversely, under-diagnosis results in poor asthma control and reduced quality of life. A European Respiratory Society (ERS) task force developed evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5 to 16 years.