Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD


March 17, 2023

According to the GINA report, a diagnosis of severe asthma should be made if difficult-to-treat asthma remains after about 3-6 months of management that includes:

  • Providing asthma education

  • Optimizing treatment

  • Treating comorbidities and modifiable risk factors

  • Considering nonbiologic add-on therapy, nonpharmacologic interventions, and a trial of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)

Learn more about diagnosing severe asthma.


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