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Clinical Features of Rapid Onset Asthma Attack

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a rapid onset asthma attack (acute asphyxial asthma).

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

J45

Description:

Most asthma exacerbations develop slowly and often have an identifiable cause. Occasionally a patient may develop a fulminant deterioration that can be life-threatening if not managed properly.

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