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Growth Assessment in Asthmatic Patients

Authors: Jinan Soaod Oraiby --- Haider Talib Hussain --- Asaad Abdullah Abbas --- Maher Mohammed Hassan
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2013 Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Pages: 376-382
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية


BSTRACT: BACKGROUND:Asthma is a chronic disease &the chronic disease states regardless etiology can cause growth failure ininfant &toddler. OBJECTIVE :To assess growth of asthmatic patients PATIENT AND METHODS: One hundred asthmatic children between (5-15 years) of age . Both asthmatic & control group studied in term of height, weight & Skin fold thickness, all anthropometric measurements of height, weight &skinfold thickness measured for both groups.RESULT: Height, weight &skin fold thickness were significantly retarded in asthmatic, the more severe thedisease &longer duration the more retardation in the height & weight.The height was affected more than the weight by the disease duration & severity .The diminution in skinfold thickness was retarded both with increase disease duration & severity but the female was lessretarded than male as the disease duration prolonged.CONCLUSION: All growth parameter (height, weight, SFT) affected by asthma (duration & severity), so the growthparameters can be used in asthmatic children to evaluate the effect of treatment

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