Case 2

Diego Jose Maselli

Resultado de la investigación: Comment/debaterevisión exhaustiva


A 33-year-old female with a history of asthma and allergic rhinitis presents because of recurrent asthma exacerbations and daily coughing, wheezing and sputum production. She reports three asthma exacerbations in the past 6 months, but with neither fever nor haemoptysis. She has been treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with a long-acting β-agonist (LABA) and has received different short courses of prednisone with partial improvement in her symptoms. Spirometry demonstrated a FVC of 2.99 L (80% predicted) and FEV1 of 1.58 L (51% pred) with a FEV1/FVC ratio of 0.53. Physical examination revealed normal vital signs. Bilateral wheezing was present. A chest radiograph was performed and is shown in figure 1.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)391-395
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónERS Monograph
EstadoPublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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