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Uniform definition of asthma severity, control, and exacerbations: Document presented for the World Health Organization Consultation on Severe Asthma

Bousquet, J; Mantzouranis, Eva; Cruz, Alvaro A.; Togias, A; Khaled, Ait; Baena-Cagnani, C. E.; Bleecker, Eugene R.; Brightling, Chris E.; Burney, David A.; van Weel, Chris


Asthma is a global health problem affecting around 300 million individuals of all ages, ethnic groups and countries. It is estimated that around 250,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of asthma. Concepts of asthma severity and control are important in evaluating patients and their response to treatment, as well as for public health, registries, and research (clinical trials, epidemiologic, genetic, and mechanistic studies), but the terminology applied is not standardized, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.07.019


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