A new look at adult asthma

Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Research Laboratory, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside UK
British Journal of Diseases of the Chest 02/1982; 76(1):11-4. DOI: 10.1016/0007-0971(82)90002-X
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ABSTRACT Understanding of the natural history of asthma is hampered by the lack of precise definitions. A new definition of severe acute asthma is proposed with primary emphasis on the circulatory disturbances. The natural history of severe acute asthma and the value of steroid therapy are re-examined in the light of the new definition.

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