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Table 1 Distribution of the studied group practice as regard asthma diagnosis

From: Quality of care of Egyptian asthmatic children: Clinicians adherence to asthma guidelines

  Number %
On what basis you diagnose a case of asthma in practice?   
   • Case with recurrent wheeze and cough 331 94%
   • Similar cases in the family is a must 119 33.8%
   • Wheezes in the first year of life 126 35.8%
Do you know how to use peak flow meter? 156 45.2%
Do you recommend it regularly for diagnosis of your patients? 102 29.6%
Do you use the following laboratory investigations in diagnosing asthma:   
   • CBC 142 40.3%
   • Oesinophilic count 244 69.3%
   • IgE 177 50.3%
   • Skin testing 144 41%