All that wheezes is not asthma
Wheeze is a common presentation in paediatrics. Whilst it is most frequently seen in patients presenting with bronchiolitis, viral induced wheeze or asthma, there are other causes of wheeze that we should consider in our differential when these patients present.
Wheeze can also be caused by:
This paper discusses an interesting case of a wheezing child who, whilst initially salbutamol responsive was ultimately found to have a foreign body inhalation.
Dr Danielle Scarfe