n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Asthma pharmacotherapy - the goal is optimised control : clinical pharmacology




Asthma is one of the commonest chronic diseases in the world, with an estimated 300 million asthmatics worldwide. In 2004 South Africa was estimated to have a prevalence of clinical asthma of 8.2%, and although ranked 25th in the world in terms of prevalence, South Africa was ranked 5th for asthma case fatality rates, with an estimated case fatality rate of 18.5 per 100 000.


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