How is the severity of asthma classified?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Morris, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Asthma severity is defined as "the intensity of the disease process" prior to initiating therapy and helps in determining the initiation of therapy in a patient who is not on any controller medications. [1]

The severity of asthma is classified as the following:

  • Intermittent,

  • Mild persistent

  • Moderate persistent

  • Severe persistent


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