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Predicting the future in a child with wheeze
Rev Mex Pediatr 2010; 77 (3)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 105-107
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Objective. To evaluate the wheeze in the children below three years as a predictor index asthma.
Material and methods. 312 children bellow three years age with wheeze at the hospital were studied until they had six years age. Taking the wheeze as a predictor of asthma and considering an other two indexes of prediction suggested for two authors.
Results. The Castro’s index showed a sensibility of 77.8%, and an specificity of 18.6% with a positive predictive value of 33.6% and an opposing RPP 0.95. The other of Martínez showed a sensibility of 88.9% a specificity of 10.8%. Taken wheeze as a predictor index show a higher sensitivity (92.6%) and the specificity of 92.6% and a predictive positive value of 12.4.
Conclusions: The wheezing had an IPA have a higher more sensitivity and specificity. The children with positive API have a high probability of being asthmatic in the age school.

Key words: Bronchial asthma, index asthma predictor, wheeze.


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