While asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in industrialized countries, evidence-based guidelines generated through consensus of experts and specifically focused on treating children with the condition have been lacking—until now.
The first international guidelines specifically targeting pediatric asthma, published in January, were developed by about 40 international experts in pediatric allergy and asthma and have been endorsed by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (Bacharier LB et al. Allergy. 2008;63:5-34).
Mitka M. New Evidence-Based Guidelines Focus on Treatment of Children With Asthma. JAMA. 2008;299(10):1122-1123. doi:10.1001/jama.299.10.1122