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Distinction of Exercise-Induced Hyperventilation from Exercise-Induced Asthma

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for exercise-induced asthma or hyperventilation.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, exercise

ICD-10:

J45.1, J45.9

Description:

Exercise-induced hyperventilation may result in a sense of chest tightness that can be clinically confused with exercise-induced asthma. The presence of clinical and pulmonary function findings can help distinguish these two conditions. The authors are from the University of Iowa.

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