Further Inpatient Care
Further Outpatient Care
Regular follow-up visits (1-6-mo intervals) are essential to ensure control and appropriate therapeutic adjustments.
Outpatient visits should include the following:
Any patient with a high risk of asthma should be referred to a specialist. The following may suggest a high risk:
ASPIRATION SYNDROMEOne of the most common causes of BOS in infants - a syndrome of habitual microaspiration of liquid food associated with dysphagia, often in combination with gastro-oesophageal reflux. Up to 30% of all cases of recurrent cough in infants are associated with aspiration syndrome. Determination of the cause may be difficult. Anamnestic data helps in the diagnosis of aspiration. Usually in these children there are the history and neurological symptoms such as attack coughing that develops in the child during feeding, the appearance of dry or moist rales in the lungs after a meal. The diagnosis is confirmed after examining a patient in the hospital.