Asthma in the Elderly.

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Asthma in the Elderly.

Clin Geriatr Med. 2017 Nov;33(4):523-537

Authors: Braman SS

Abstract
The older population has seen the greatest increase in the prevalence of current asthma in recent years. Asthma may begin at any age and when it occurs at an advanced as opposed to a young age, it is often nonatopic, severe, and unremitting. Unfortunately, geriatric-specific guidelines are not available for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. However, with objective monitoring, avoidance of asthma triggers, appropriate pharmacotherapy, and patient education, the disease can be managed successfully.

PMID: 28991648 [PubMed - in process]

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