Scientifica / 2012 / Article / Tab 5

Review Article

Childhood Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment

Table 5

GINA guidelines for children of 5 years and younger.

GINA asthma management approach based on control for children 5 years and younger

Asthma education, environmental control, as needed agonists

Controlled on as needed rapid-acting agonistsPartly controlled on as needed rapid-acting agonistsUncontrolled or only partly controlled on as needed rapid-acting agonists.

Controller options

Continue as needed rapid-acting agonistsLow-dose inhaled corticosteroidDouble low-dose inhaled corticosteroid.
Leukotriene modifierLow-dose inhaled corticosteroid plus Leukotriene modifier.

Leukotriene modifier: leukotriene receptor agonist.