Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Severe Allergic Asthma?

Zab Mosenifar, MD


October 18, 2019

The standard of care for severe exacerbations includes supplemental oxygen, with the goal of PaO2 > 60 mm Hg and arterial oxygen saturation > 90%. In addition, instead of adjusting the dose of inhaled corticosteroids (which is not efficacious), physicians will choose intravenous (IV) or oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and nebulized medications to dilate the airway. Antibiotics are indicated only when pneumonia is suspected.

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