Pathophysiology and management of life-threatening asthma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

With sound medical management and good patient education, only a small minority of patients with asthma ever experience a life-threatening episode. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of life-threatening asthma are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on identification of the fatality-prone asthmatic patient and on avoidance of complications of treatment that significantly add to morbidity and mortality rates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kussin, PS

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 177 - 192

PubMed ID

  • 9390858

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-5337


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States