Asthma Attacks Among Persons with Current Asthma - United States, 2001-2010.
MMWR Surveill Summ. 2013 Nov 22;62(SU-3):93-98
Authors: Moorman JE, Person CJ, Zahran HS, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that is characterized by episodic and reversible airflow obstruction, airway hyper-responsiveness, and underlying inflammation. Common asthma symptoms include wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. With correct treatment and avoidance of exposure to environmental allergens and irritants that are known to exacerbate asthma, the majority of persons who have asthma can expect to achieve optimal symptom control.
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