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Features of asthma in children in Primary Care. Improvement of follow up


Sacristán Martín AMa, Arribas Santiago Cb, Camina Gutiérrez ABc, Machín Rodríguez EJd, Santos García JGe

aPediatra. CS Arturo Eyries. Valladolid. España.
bMédico de Familia. CS Torquemada. Palencia. España.
cPediatra. CS Pilarica. Valladolid. España.
dMédico de Familia. CS Santa Cruz de la Palma. Tenerife. España.
ePediatra. CS Pintor Oliva. Palencia. España.

Correspondence: AM Sacristán. Email:

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Sacristán Martín AM, Arribas Santiago C, Camina Gutiérrez AB, Machín Rodríguez EJ, Santos García JG. Características del asma infantil en Atención Primaria. Mejora del seguimiento. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2008;10:593-601.

Published in Internet: 31/12/2008


The asthma in children is the second cause of infantile chronic morbidity, consuming great part of the sanitary resources.

Methodology: we made of cross-sectional study of 1,509 histories of patients of 6 to 14 years, followed in Primary Care in the Castilian plateau (Spain).

Results: the average age was 8.9 years with a slight predominance of males, accumulated prevalence of 11.9% and in the last 3 years of 9%. The age of onset was 3.5 years. Familiar atopic disease was present in 39.4% and personal antecedents in 54.7%. Another respiratory condition was present in 51.4%. Eighty-nine point eight percent of the children were controlled in primary care. Forty-four point one percent of children had sensitization tests performed and 48.8% had undergone tests of pulmonary function.

Conclusions: most of the follow up of these patients takes place in Primary Care and this fact has allowed an improvement in the control of the patients.

Keywords: Child. Asthma. Primary care.

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