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Acute Bronchial Asthma Index of Fischl et al to Predict Relapse and Need for Hospitalization

Purpose:

To predict the likelihood of relapse in patients with acute bronchial asthma and/or the need for hospitalization.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

J45

Description:

Patients with acute bronchial asthma often can be managed as an outpatient. However, it is important to identify those with more severe disease, as these patients are more likely to relapse (require additional emergency care for asthmatic symptoms) or to require hospitalization for management.

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