Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD


July 26, 2019

According to ERS/ATS guidelines, any of the following qualifies a patient as having severe asthma:

  • Poor symptom control: ACQ score consistently > 1.5 or ACT score < 20

  • Frequent severe exacerbations: Two or more bursts of systemic corticosteroids (> 3 d each) in the previous year

  • Serious exacerbations: At least one mechanical ventilation episode, hospitalization, or intensive care unit stay in the previous year

  • Airflow limitation: FEV1 < 80% predicted after withholding bronchodilators

For more on the presentation of asthma, read here.


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