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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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma - Medscape - Mar 17, 2023.