Some children may not respond as others when treated with asthma medicationsSome children with asthma may not be able to derive the same benefits with inhaled corticosteroids as other asthmatic children, as per a new study presented at the American Thoracic Society.

It was found in a study of 914 children with mild to severe asthma that children reporting consistent use of inhaled steroids were 20 percent less likely to report having well-managed asthma than those not using any kind of inhaled steroids, over a period of one year.

The data comes from the Child Asthma Management Program Continuation Study (CAMPCS), one of the largest groups of children with mild to moderate asthma in the nation who were followed for a period of over ten years.