Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-2020

Abstract

Child maltreatment, including medical neglect, is a frequent contributor to the development of asthma as well as a barrier to its proper management. This article aims to review the role of medical neglect as a contributor to poor asthma control. Medical neglect can present as failure of the caretaker to recognize severe asthma symptoms in a child, non-adherence to medical management, failure to prevent chronic exposure to allergens or tobacco smoke, poor child nutrition leading to obesity, and allowing a young child to manage his/her illness without supervision. This article will explore the different factors leading to medical neglect (as illustrated by two cases) and suggest possible interventions aiming to prevent emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and asthma-related deaths.

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

327

Last Page

334

ISSN

1936-1521

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

33088390

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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Pediatrics Commons

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