Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy for Acute Asthma Exacerbations

  title={Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy for Acute Asthma Exacerbations},
  author={S. Fiel and W. Vincken},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  pages={321 - 331}
  • S. Fiel, W. Vincken
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Asthma
  • Acute exacerbations of asthma may represent reactions to airway irritants or failures of chronic treatment. The costs to both the patient and society are high. Exacerbations often are frightening episodes that can cause significant morbidity and sometimes death. The emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations often required lead to significant health care expenses. Thus, preventing and optimizing management of acute exacerbations is critical. Corticosteroids are a cornerstone of… CONTINUE READING
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