Risk Factors for Persistent Asthma

  Atopic dermatitis
  Allergic rhinitis
  Elevated total serum IgE levels (first year of life)
  Peripheral blood eosinophilia >4% (2-3 yr of age)
  Food and inhalant allergen sensitization
    Transient wheezing
    Persistent allergy-associated asthma
    Asthma associated with obesity and early-onset puberty
    Triad asthma (adulthood)
Parental asthma
Lower respiratory tract infection
  Respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza
  Severe bronchiolitis (e.g., requiring hospitalization)
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure (including prenatal)

Nelson Essential of Pediatrics 6th Edition

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