oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Difficult asthma - 3 case reports - : case report

Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Asthma treatment is guided by assessment of asthma control. Guidelines specify a stepwise approach to escalating asthma treatment for uncontrolled asthma. Prior to changing treatment, however, doctors should ensure that the diagnosis is correct, that there is no ongoing exposure to potential allergic or non-allergic triggers and that adherence and technique have been optimised. If the asthma is still uncontrolled, exacerbating conditions and co-morbid diseases should be sought. The three cases below illustrate some of the factors that can complicate the management of 'difficult' asthma.

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