Shortness of Breath in Children Evaluation
The evaluation of a child with difficulty breathing begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings may include:
- Signs of severe difficulty breathing:
- Dry mucous membranes and skin, or other signs of dehydration
- Rapid pulse
- Rapid breathing
- Wet rales and rhonchi sounds in the chest
Tests are often necessary to determine the underlying cause.
Tests may include:
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