Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD


July 26, 2019

Patients with comorbidities experience more frequent recurrent exacerbations of adult severe asthma. These include severe sinus disease, recurrent respiratory infections, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux.

According to the European Respiratory Society (ERS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), late-onset, often severe, asthma is more common in women than men and has less support for specific genetic factors than other forms of asthma. Obesity is a recognized risk factor associated with both adult-onset severe asthma and childhood-onset asthma. Fungi sensitivity (eg, Aspergillus) is associated with severe asthma development in adults.

For more on the etiology and epidemiology of severe asthma, read here.


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