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LTRAs & their Role in Childhood Asthma

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This information paper outlines the current position of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) in the treatment of children with asthma.


This information paper was prepared in consultation with the following health professionals:

  • Professor Peter van Asperen, paediatric respiratory physician
  • Professor Craig Mellis, paediatric respiratory physician
  • Professor Colin Robertson, paediatric respiratory physician
  • Dr Kerry Hancock, general practitioner

Recommended citation

National Asthma Council Australia.
Leukotriene receptor antagonists in the management of childhood asthma.
Melbourne: National Asthma Council Australia, 2010.


Although all care has been taken, this information paper is only a general guide; it is not a substitute for assessment of appropriate courses of treatment on a case-by-case basis. The National Asthma Council Australia expressly disclaims all responsibility (including negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained.

© 2010

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