Original Article

Comprehensive Therapy

, 25:507

First online:

Managing asthma in the allergic patient

  • Oren P. SchaeferAffiliated withDivision of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care—University Campus

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Abstract

Asthma is a chronic disease afflicting more than 12 million people in the United States alone. In many patients, environmental allergens trigger their asthma. Physicians can control the disease with modification of the environment and education of the patient in allergen avoidance.