Other asthma considerations

Patrick R. Aguilar, Evan S. Walgama, Matthew W. Ryan

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Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome of cough, wheeze, dyspnea, and chest tightness. However, in a subset of patients, these symptoms may indicate a different underlying disease process with variable responsiveness to classic asthma therapies. Disease may progress while practitioners attempt conventional asthma therapy. Additionally, some types of asthma may require alternative approaches to relieve symptoms successfully. This article describes the differential diagnosis of asthma and discusses some of the more common asthma variants and asthma mimickers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-160
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
  • Asthma
  • Churg-Strauss
  • Cough-variant asthma
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Work-related asthma


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