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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Asthma in Adults

Authors

James P. Baker

Orginal Publication Date

1975

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

170

Last Page

173

Abstract

Asthma, or acute reversible obstructive airways disease (ROAD), is a major respiratory disease affecting approximately eight million people in the United States. The disease is characterized by attacks of wheezing dyspnea with coughing and sputum production. Although most adult patients who have the disease demonstrate either bronchospastic episodes during childhood or will have repeated episodes of respiratory infection, upper and lower or both during early years, some patients do begin only in later life, that is, adult onset asthma. All of these patients usually have no symptoms or signs during interval periods, but with proper stimuli will demonstrate airways obstruction.

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