Airway Dysfunction, Challenge Testing and Occupational Asthma

  • Ali AltalagEmail author
  • Jeremy Road
  • Pearce Wilcox
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


Testing for airways dysfunction is a crucial part of pulmonary function testing. In this chapter we review the classification of reactive airways disease as well as the variety of challenge testing available to us. This variation reflects the heterogeneity of patient manifestation of airways dysfunction. We include testing for asthma, occupational airways disease, and exercise induced bronchoconstriction.


Methacholine Challenge Exercise induced bronchoconstriction Asthma Occupational asthma Eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation PD20 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Altalag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeremy Road
    • 2
  • Pearce Wilcox
    • 2
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
    • 3
  1. 1.Prince Sultan Military Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada

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