Inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: effects on growth (Review)

Zhang, Linjie; Prietsch, Sílvio Omar Macedo; Ducharme, Francine


Treatment guidelines for asthma recommend inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for children with persistent asthma. Although ICS treatment is generally considered safe in children, the potential systemic adverse effects related to regular use of these drugs have been and continue to be a matter of concern, especially the effects on linear growth.

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