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2 year old asthmatics can learn to operate a tube spacer by copying their mothers.
  1. R D Croft
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Edgware General Hospital.


    The mothers of 20 asthmatic children aged between 1.9 and 2.9 years were taught to use a tube spacer; 15 (75%) succeeded in teaching their children to operate it. Eight children (40%) inhaled salbutamol correctly. Inability to tolerate salbutamol was as common as failure to use the spacer correctly.

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