Take a Deep Breath Asthma in Children. Michael W. Peterson, M.D. Professor and Chief of Medicine UCSF Fresno. Why should we talk about asthma?. The most common chronic disease in children The most common cause for children missing school One in six Fresno children have asthma!
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Michael W. Peterson, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Medicine
bronchiThe Lung Airways
Epithelial cellsWhat Happens to the Airways in Asthma?
Muscle contraction =
Airway inflammation =
Inflamed airwayWhat happens to the Airways in Asthma?
Dust mites: live on human skin debris in carpets, pillows,
Cockroaches: most important in urban environments. Management with cleanliness, keeping food containers sealed, etc.