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Characteristics of children likely to benefit from ICS use

KEY POINT

Favorable outcomes with the use of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in preschool children at risk for asthma were independently associated with greater disease severity, atopy, male sex, and white race.

SOURCES

Bacharier LB et al. Patient characteristics associated with improved outcomes with use of inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at risk for asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;123:1077–82. 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma