A chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways with symptoms related to limited airflow that can be reversed.
An acute or subacute episode of increased asthma symptoms caused by decreases in expiratory airflow.
Life-threatening asthma, status asthmaticus, and near-fatal asthma.
Work-related asthma is defined as asthma that is exacerbated or inducedby workplace inhalation exposures.
Chronic inflammatory disorder of airways defined by history of respiratory symptoms and variable expiratory airflow limitation.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the most effective long-term control medication for asthma.
Alternative therapies for asthma in patients > 12 years old include such interventions as breathing exercises and yoga.
Long-acting beta-2 agonists are generally considered as an adjunctive asthma therapy in patients > 12 years old.
Pharmacologic treatment of chronic asthma in children aged < 12 years.
Many risk factors for asthma exist, including allergic rhinitis, environmental toxins, and occupational exposures.