Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD


July 26, 2019

Misdiagnosis of nonasthmatic conditions as uncontrolled asthma reportedly occurs in as many as 12%-30% of cases.

According to ERS/ATS guidelines, high-resolution CT should only be performed in patients with atypical presentations of severe asthma. In children with severe asthma, treatment should be guided by clinical criteria alone. In adults with severe asthma, treatment should be guided by both sputum eosinophil counts and clinical criteria. These guidelines do not suggest use of exhaled nitric oxide to guide therapy in adults or children with severe asthma.

For more on the workup and laboratory studies of patients with severe asthma, read here.


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