A reader noted: "I am surprised to find no mention of inhaled steroids in the article by Drs. Murphy and Kelly `Advances in Management of Acute Asthma in Children' (July 1996). Their article is the only one I have come across that avoids mentioning the use of inhaled corticosteroids in children during the last 4 to 5 years when there seems to be a concerted effort to get pediatricians to use them." Drs. Kelly and Murphy respond: "We appreciate your concerns about our lack of discussion of inhaled corticosteroids. However, our charge for the article was to review the current treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma, including exercise-induced bronchospasm.

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