Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management by Peter J. Barnes, Ian W. Rodger, Neil C. Thomson

By Peter J. Barnes, Ian W. Rodger, Neil C. Thomson

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As chronic bronchitis and emphysema are rare below age 35, the majority of the symptomatic subjects are likely to have had asthma. In older subjects, however, many diagnosed as having asthma also carried the diagnosis of chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Differentiation may be difficult without detailed investigation and a prolonged test of reversibility. Asthma may be significantly underdiagnosed in adults, as well as overdiagnosed in those suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema. ^^^ Dyspnoea and poor lung function due to asthma may be incorrectly ascribed to chronic bronchitis or cardiac failure in the elderly.

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