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Pre-school viral wheeze in primary care
  • Relevant BNF sections: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Each year in the UK, around a quarter of pre-school-aged children (i.e. those aged 1–5 years) present to a GP with wheeze.1 In most of these children, wheeze is episodic and associated with viral infection of the respiratory tract.2 Here we review diagnosis, assessment, treatment options and preventive strategies in pre-school children with viral wheeze.

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  • Relevant BNF sections: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

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