A diagnostic approach to 'difficult' asthma

M. J. Rumbak, T. H. Self

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Abstract

When patients with asthma do not respond adequately to standard treatment, they are said to have 'difficult' asthma. These patients require a lot of healthcare resources, are usually receiving long-term oral corticosteroid therapy, and are significantly sicker than other asthma patients, with attendant increases in morbidity and mortality. In these patients, the management areas summarized in table 1 should be fully explored to determine whether asthma is the correct diagnosis and whether the best care is being given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Asthma
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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A diagnostic approach to 'difficult' asthma. / Rumbak, M. J.; Self, T. H.

In: Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 92, No. 3, 01.01.1992.

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Rumbak, M. J. ; Self, T. H. / A diagnostic approach to 'difficult' asthma. In: Postgraduate Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 92, No. 3.
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