oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Asthma exacerbations - a review : review article

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Exacerbation of asthma is a distinct clinical entity which results in a deterioration of asthma control sufficient to require medical intervention. Such exacerbations should be differentiated from poor asthma control due to inadequate anti-inflammatory or bronchodilator therapy. Asthma exacerbations adversely affect patient and family quality of life, result in time off work or school and cause significant costs to health care resources.

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