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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2013 pp 170-173

Research Article

Comparison of Pulmonary Function Tests in Asthmatic and Normal Children

Shital S. Bhattad1, Bhupendra Asudani2, Vithalrao P. Dandge3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

{2Assistant Lecturer, 3Professor} Department of Paediatrics, NKPSIMS, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Objective: To compare pulmonary function tests with the help of spirometry asthmatic children with normal children. Methodology: two groups of children more than 6 years of age were made one group of children previously diagnosed asthma and another of normal children according to ATS standards spirometry was performed and those children who were able to perform acceptable and repeatable spirometry were included and the PFTS results between two groups were compared. Outcome measures with respect to following parameters percent predicted values for FVC and FEV1, FEV1/FVC in percentage and bronchodilator reversibility. Study design Hospital based, case control study. Conclusion In asthmatic children when compared with normal children, there was no significant difference in both study and control group in percent predicted values of FVC, but percent predicted values of FEV1 and FEV1/FVC ratio in percent were decreased significantly in asthmatic children as compared with healthy children. And in asthmatic children good bronchodilator reversibility was present as compared with normal children. So this study concludes that asthmatic children have abnormal PFTs as compared with normal children typical obstructive pattern is seen in them.