TITLE

Diagnosis & natural history

PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;Feb2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pi3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The clinical diagnosis of asthma is not simple and the absence of an agreed definition of the disease is a problem, with many descriptions existing. Some of the symptoms of asthma are shared with diseases of other systems. Even when the symptom of breathlessness is thought to be due to lung disease, there are numerous relative common lung disease and differentiation of an airway disorder needs to be made from both infections, and pulmonary thomboembolic disease and restrictive lung disorders. To avoid misdiagnosis, it is essential to remember that people with asthma may suffer from a variety of symptoms, none of which is specific for asthma.
ACCESSION #
12912849

 

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