Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma Management

Praveen Buddiga, MD

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July 07, 2021

During pregnancy, patients with asthma of any severity should be seen every 4-6 weeks to assess for treatment response and asthma control.

Asthma exacerbations are a significant clinical problem during pregnancy, with up to 45% of women needing to seek medical help; this may lead to poor outcomes for mothers and their babies, including low birth weight and preterm delivery. Accordingly, the goals of effective asthma management in pregnancy are to maintain the best possible asthma control and prevent exacerbations. Thus, continued use of inhaled corticosteroids that have been effective in controlling asthma prior to pregnancy is recommended, as data suggest that this is a safe approach.

Learn more about the management of severe asthma during pregnancy.

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