Asthma is a common chronic disease with significant public health consequences, including high morbidity and, in severe cases, mortality. Globally, asthma is the 16th leading cause of years lived with disability and the 28th leading cause of burden of disease, as measured by disability-adjusted life-years. Data suggest that approximately 300 million people have asthma worldwide, and it is expected that by 2025 an additional 100 million individuals may be affected. Patients with severe asthma typically have airflow obstruction that leads to frequent symptoms requiring higher levels of controller therapy; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms of severe asthma are heterogeneous. In the past decade, various studies have assessed the features of patients with severe asthma and classified them into clinically relevant phenotypes. These phenotypes can be used to guide therapeutic decision-making to enhance outcomes and improve quality of life among patients with severe asthma.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma Phenotypes - Medscape - Apr 05, 2021.