Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD


March 17, 2023

Figure 1. During an asthma attack, the small airways (bronchioles) in the lungs constrict, making it difficult to breathe.

Severe asthma is not markedly improved by addressing contributory factors of difficult-to-treat asthma such as inhaler technique and adherence issues. As detailed in the GINA report, severe asthma is a distinct type of difficult-to-treat asthma that remains uncontrolled with adherence to optimized therapy and treatment of contributory factors such as inhaler technique. Patients with severe asthma also have worsening of symptoms when high-dose treatment is decreased.

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