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Debate: Should GPs use NICE’s approach to diagnose asthma?


agree with Dr keeley. BLue puffers can be used to end a consult and satisfy the parents but this leads to over medicalization. I prefer to make a retrospective diagnosis looking for documented recurrent wheeze often with hospital admissions in an atopic individual. I find true asthma is quite a rare diagnosis for an average GP but if basics are done right then that is all that is needed.

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13 Apr 2018

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