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Asthma in Adults

Diagnosis and Management
  • Michael A. Kaliner
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Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans currently have asthma (Table 1) and that the incidence has increased by about 60% in the past decade, not only in the United States but worldwide. Asthma was estimated to cost approximately $9.5 billion in 1997, to be the cause of the most pediatric hospitalizations, to be the sixth most common cause for all hospitalizations, and to cause more than 5000 deaths/yr (an increase of nearly 80% in the past decade).

Keywords

Mast Cell Allergic Rhinitis Peak Flow Severe Asthma Airflow Obstruction 
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  • Michael A. Kaliner

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