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Figure: Steps in the diagnosis of asthma in children

Figure: Steps in the diagnosis of asthma in childrenConducting a treatment trial to confirm the diagnosis in childrenConsidering alternative diagnoses in children Considering further investigations in children Assessing lung function in children 6 years and over Conducting a treatment trial to confirm the diagnosis in children Table. Conditions that can be confused with asthma in children Table. Findings that require investigations in children Considering alternative diagnoses in children Table. Findings that increase or decrease the probability of asthma in children Taking a history and performing a physical examination to investigate asthma-like symptoms in children

* Consider options (treatment trial or further investigations) according to individual circumstances, including child's ability to do bronchial provocation test or cardiopulmonary exercise test.

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