• Morgan D. Delaney


Asthma is a lung disorder characterized by intermittent, paroxysmal airflow obstruction due to bronchoconstriction and bronchial inflammation. A variety of stimuli may trigger an asthmatic episode; remission may occur spontaneously or only after bronchodilator therapy. Severe, acute asthma is life-threatening, even though it usually responds to initial bronchodilator therapy. It usually requires hospitalization and intensive therapeutic intervention. It can be fatal.


Severe Asthma Airflow Obstruction Lung Lavage Status Asthmaticus Severe Acute Asthma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morgan D. Delaney
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  1. 1.Pulmonary Laboratory, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA

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