Growth Assessment in Asthmatic Patients
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2013, Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 376-382
Asthma is a chronic disease &the chronic disease states regardless etiology can cause growth failure in
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 &skin
fold thickness measured for both groups.
Height, weight &skin fold thickness were significantly retarded in asthmatic, the more severe the
disease &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 skin
fold thickness was retarded both with increase disease duration & severity but the female was less
retarded than male as the disease duration prolonged.
All growth parameter (height, weight, SFT) affected by asthma (duration & severity), so the growth
parameters can be used in asthmatic children to evaluate the effect of treatment
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