What are the complications of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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In adults with status asthmaticus, the clinical presentation with overt acidemia was significantly associated with higher rate of invasive ventilation and prolonged hospital stay with complications and mortality. This was based on a retrospective analysis in patients aged 33-70 years. [73] Hypokalemia was noted in a minority of these patients but, for the most part, did not require supplementation. [74]


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