What is the role of chest radiography in the diagnosis of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Obtain a chest radiograph to evaluate for pneumonia, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, congestive heart failure (CHF), and signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which would complicate the patient's response to treatment or reduce the patient's baseline spirometry values.


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