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Review Article

Childhood Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment

Table 2

Modified asthma predictive index [20].

(1) A history of ≥4 periods of wheezing episodes and at least 1 physician’s diagnosis
(2) In addition the child must meet at least 1 of the major criteria and ≥2 of the minor criteria

Major criteriaMinor criteria

(i) Parental history of asthma(i) Allergic sensitization to milk, egg, or peanuts
(ii) Physician diagnosed allergic dermatitis(ii) Wheezing not related to colds
(iii) Allergic sensitization to ≥1 aeroallergen(iii) Blood eosinophils ≥ 4%