How does status asthmaticus frequently present?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Patients with status asthmaticus have severe dyspnea that has developed over hours to days. In most cases, there is a lead time of several days. [8] Frequently, these individuals have a previous history of endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation, frequent emergency department visits, and previous use of systemic corticosteroids.


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