Fast Five Quiz: Challenges of Severe Asthma

Zab Mosenifar, MD

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February 25, 2021

Figure 1. Illustration of the development of bronchiole constriction associated with asthma.

According to the NAEPP guidelines, severe persistent asthma is characterized by lung function test FEV1 ≤ 60%; symptoms of cough, wheezing, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing that are continual; frequent nighttime symptoms; and peak flow with more than 30% variability.

Learn more about asthma classification guidelines.

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