Diagnosis of asthma in adults

Kaplan, Alan G.; Balter, Meyer S.; Bell, Alan D.; Kim, Harold; McIvor, R. Andrew
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE210
Academic Journal
The article focuses on asthma diagnosis in adults. It mentions the case of a 41-year-old woman who experiences difficulty in breathing for 2 years. Various tests in diagnosing asthma in adults are also mentioned including physical examinations, spirometry, and chest radiography. Moreover, graphs and tables related to the diagnosis including the difference of asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, symptoms that suggests asthma, and a graph showing spirometry results are presented.


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