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“Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood, accounting for 13.8 million missed school days each year,” says allergist Todd Mahr, MD, ACAAI president. “A very low proportion of the children in this study saw specialists such as allergists. In addition, many had undiagnosed hay fever, which can greatly contribute to poorer asthma outcomes, and potentially poorer academic performance. Children who are treated by allergists, who are specialists in treating asthma, have fewer missed days from school because their asthma is better controlled. Kids with asthma – especially in urban areas – need access to specialty care because anyone with asthma should be able to feel good, be active all day and sleep well at night. No one should accept less.” Read more from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).