An imbalanced immune response to aeroallergens and/or a genetic predisposition to allergy can induce allergic asthma. When exposed to an allergen, a complex cascade of events, including immune cell recruitment and interaction, cytokine mediation, and smooth muscle hypertrophy, lead to the classic symptoms of airway constriction, swelling, and mucus plugging. Overall, experts say asthma is on the rise, with more than 22 million people affected in the United States and more than 300 million affected worldwide.
How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of severe allergic asthma? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Severe Allergic Asthma? - Medscape - Oct 18, 2019.