Other asthma considerations.
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2014 Feb;47(1):147-60
Authors: Aguilar PR, Walgama ES, Ryan MW
Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome of cough, wheeze, dyspnea, and chest tightness. However, in a subset of patients, these symptoms may indicate a different underlying disease process with variable responsiveness to classic asthma therapies. Disease may progress while practitioners attempt conventional asthma therapy. Additionally, some types of asthma may require alternative approaches to relieve symptoms successfully. This article describes the differential diagnosis of asthma and discusses some of the more common asthma variants and asthma mimickers.
PMID: 24286688 [PubMed - in process]