Childhood: asthma in pediatrics and lung cancer

Summarize asthma in pediatrics and lung cancer in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment rationale.


The 5 General Topics of Disease Summary
1. Etiology & risk factors
2. Pathogenesis: The molecular mechanism of the disease process (How the disease process evolves)
3. Clinical Picture: Signs& Symptoms, Sequelae, and Complications
4. Diagnosis: Labs & tests (as well as screening tests and follow-up tests whenever applicable)
5. Pathophysiologic rationale of treatment


Asthma in Pediatrics

Etiology: Types, triggers

Pathogenesis: Inflammatory cells and mediators involved and molecular mechanisms

Clinical Picture: Signs and symptoms of asthma attacks and exacerbations


Pathophysiologic rationale of treatment: Role of inhaled steroids and mast cell stabilizers



Lung Cancer

Etiology: Risk factors

Pathophysiology: Different types of lung cancer- Which type is related to smoking- Which type is more responsive to radiation

Clinical Picture: Signs and symptoms

Diagnosis: and screening methods

Pathophysiologic rationale of treatment:


This is the textbook information McCance, K.L., Huether, S. E. (2018) Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. (8th Ed) St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Mosby ISBN-13: 978-0323583473 ISBN-10: 9780323583473

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