Asthma is a common chronic disease that affects the airways of the lungs and ultimately results in the inflammation of the air passages, making it very difficult to breath. It affects about 5 to 10 percent of children in the United States and is the most common chronic condition of childhood. Asthma symptoms can begin at any age from infancy through adulthood and although the rate of prevalence is increasing, the death rate from asthma is on the decline
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