Asthma

Neil Baman, Timothy J. Craig

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Abstract

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterized by paroxysmal narrowing of the bronchial airways due to inflammation of the bronchi and contraction of the bronchial smooth muscle. Common -clinical manifestations include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Prognosis is generally good with proper control of asthma with step-down therapy. However, recognition of atypical presentations of asthma is vital in any clinical practice in order to improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases in Pulmonology
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages129-142
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781441970985
ISBN (Print)1441970975, 9781441970978
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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