Risk Factors and Predictive Clinical Scores for Asthma Exacerbations in Childhood.

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      The article discusses an attempt to create a clinical tool to help doctors determine exacerbations in asthmatic children. It states that a questionnaire was developed, called the Asthma Exacerbation Clinical Score, composed of 17 yes or no questions about asthma symptoms, medication and health care services used, as well as history. It was tested on Costa Rican children who had asthma, and compared with criteria gleaned from the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP). It was found that the Score was an effective and simple tool to use.