What are the risk factors for recurrent status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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A retrospective analysis showed that the severity of asthma at baseline and the age of the patient are the most important determining factors in the risk for recurrent status asthmaticus and for predicting the severity of the attack. [71] In other words, patients older than 60 years who are also characterized as having either moderate persistent asthma or severe persistent asthma are at high risk of developing status asthmaticus.

Therefore, compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma should theoretically be an effective prophylaxis against the development of status asthmaticus.


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