Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Allergic Asthma?
Asthma is characterized by episodic reversible airway obstruction, increased bronchial reactivity, and airway inflammation. Complex interactions among inflammatory cells, their mediators, airway epithelium and smooth muscle, and the nervous system lead to asthma. In genetically susceptible individuals, these interactions can lead the patient with asthma to symptoms of breathlessness, wheezing, cough, and chest tightness.
Over the past 40 years, asthma has increased in prevalence (especially among children), morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide, and some reports suggest that asthma prevalence is increasing by 50% every decade.
Asthma causes can be allergic or nonallergic. The distinction is important, as asthma-control methods vary.
How familiar are you with the triggers, presentation, workup, and management of allergic asthma? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Allergic Asthma? – Medscape – Jun 04, 2019.
Geri and Richard Brawerman Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Professor and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Disclosure: Zab Mosenifar, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Allergic Asthma?