A new look at adult asthma

ArticleinBritish Journal of Diseases of the Chest 76(1):11-4 · February 1982
DOI: 10.1016/0007-0971(82)90002-X · Source: PubMed


    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.