Bronchoscopy in severe childhood asthma: Irresponsible or irreplaceable?

Megan N. Januska, David L. Goldman, Wilmore Webley, W. Gerald Teague, Robyn T. Cohen, Supinda Bunyavanich, Alfin G. Vicencio

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Abstract

For children with severe asthma, guideline-based management focuses on the escalation of anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory medications while addressing comorbid conditions. Bronchoscopy, in this context, has been relegated to ruling out asthma mimickers. More recently, however, there have been questions surrounding the clinical utility of bronchoscopy in severe childhood asthma. In this solicited lecture summary, we discuss the past, present, and potential future applications of bronchoscopy in severe childhood asthma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-802
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric pulmonology
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chlamydophila
  • Mycoplasma
  • Pneumocystis
  • airway inflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Januska, M. N., Goldman, D. L., Webley, W., Teague, W. G., Cohen, R. T., Bunyavanich, S., & Vicencio, A. G. (2020). Bronchoscopy in severe childhood asthma: Irresponsible or irreplaceable? Pediatric pulmonology, 55(3), 795-802. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.24569