Asthma is a condition which affects many infants and older children and which can be debilitating in its severity. The editors of Textbook of Pediatric Asthma have assembled a team of experts from around the world to discuss the various aspects of the disease. A section on normal lung development precedes chapters concentrating on asthma in different age groups. Various causes of asthma, such as exercise, indoor and outdoor allergens and food hypersensitivity are discussed. The psychological and socioeconomic impact of the disease on this vulnerable age group is covered, and various methods of treatment are also fully discussed.