How is status asthmaticus prevented?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Status asthmaticus can usually be prevented if patients are compliant with their medications and avoid triggers and stress factors. However, this condition can occur even when patients are compliant and doing well as outpatients. In such situations, search for an occult infection (eg, respiratory syncytial virus [RSV] in children but rarely in adults or an occult sinus infection).


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