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Children's Asthma

Children’s Asthma

A new study illustrates how SARS-CoV-2 affects asthma in children, as coronavirus instances resurface in numerous regions of the world, including India. According to researchers, children’s asthma worsens six months after testing positive for the fatal virus.

Infected children had considerably higher asthma visits, hospitalizations, emergency inhaler use, and steroid treatments in the six months following their illness than children who tested negative and had a prior history, according to a study of 62,000 asthmatic children in the United States.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice published the research.

The new research contradicts prior findings that COVID-19 did not impair asthma outcomes in asthmatic children. “Our research aims to see if the SARS CoV-2 virus is an asthma trigger that leads to poor asthma management,” the publication stated.

According to the researchers, improved asthma control during the pandemic was attributed to improved cleanliness and public health measures, reduced particulate matter exposures, and viral triggers.