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Table 2 Conditions requiring hospitalization

From: Guideline on management of the acute asthma attack in children by Italian Society of Pediatrics

Signs and symptoms of acute respiratory failure
Worsening of clinical parameters after bronchodilator treatment
SatO2 < 92% after bronchodilator treatment
PEF < 60% predicted after bronchodilator treatment
Concomitant complications (pneumothorax, atelectasies, pneumonia)  
Severe asthma itself, irrespective of worsening;
History of previous severe life-threatening asthma episodes, or previous admission to ICU