THE EFFECT OF SPIROMETRIC LUNG FUNCTION TESTS IN SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA
Dr. Md. Monharul Islam Bhuiya*, Dr. Md. Jakaria Mahmud and Dr. Md. Abdul Gafur
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the effect of Spirometric Lung Function Tests in School Children with Asthma. Method: This prospective and observational study was carried out at Tertiary Medical college and hospital from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2017. A 20 apparently healthy children were taken as control, and 20 children suffering from asthma were selected as a case and their age ranged from 6- 15years & of both genders were included in the study. Results: During the study, measured values of Mean FEV1, FVC, FEV1 / FVC%, PEFR are expressed as percentage of their corresponding predicted value. Percentage of predicted values > 80 % for FVC and FEV1 and 75 % for FEV1 / FVC % were considered as normal. Mean IgE level and circulating eosonophil count were significantly (P < 0.001) higher in asthmatic children than those of healthy children. Allergic rhinitis were found 50% and 47% in case and control respectively. Asthma and Eczema were found23.3% and 3.3 % respectively in only case group. Allergic rhinitis plus asthma and Allergic rhinitis and eczema combinedly were found 10% of case. Conclusion: From this study it can be concluded that asthma children are suffering from poor pulmonary function. For this, early diagnosis of atopy and asthma may be helpful to minimize the subsequent complications specially to children.
Keywords: Spirometric Lung Function Tests, asthma, allergy.
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