Update 1989 pp 86-90 | Cite as

Sudden Asphyxia in Asthma

  • C. Perret
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 8)


Asthma is a common disease which has been identified since antiquity. It was considered as early as the second century BC as a potentially fatal disease [1], but several famous physicians did not recognize asthma as a cause of death.


Base Excess Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Status Asthmaticus Lung Hyperinflation Asthma Mortality 
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