Investigation and treatment of asthma

Chantaphakul, H.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 88(Suppl 4): S363-S368

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 16623056
Document Number: 9220
Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases presenting with a variety of symptoms from cough, chest tightness, wheeze, difficulty breathing and in many cases persistent dyspnea. The individual has been effected usually spends a significant amount of time and financial resources in order to control the symptoms. Even though asthma has been known for more than several decades, the medications for the condition are relatively limited. This article has reviewed currently available guidelines, classifications, investigations for the diagnosis and treatment recommendations of asthma for both the general practitioners and the specialists who mainly taking care of patients with this chronic airway condition.

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