What is the prognosis of mold-related allergic asthma?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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With the advent of revised national guidelines of asthma education and management the NIH sponsored and professional organizations supported, asthma can now be classified into 4 stages. Treatments are recommended for each stage. The availability of anti-inflammatory inhalers, long-acting bronchodilators, leukotriene antagonists, and other treatments should improve the outcome for patients with asthma.

The annual death rate has not declined, especially among teenagers in locations such as inner cities; this suggests that death can occur because of multiple factors, such as poor access to medical facilities, poor environmental control, and poor adherence to medical treatment. Given the number of people with asthma in the general population, strong public education is needed for asthma care. Another concern is that primary care physicians have not aggressively prescribed anti-inflammatory inhalers, especially to patients who already have moderate persistent asthma.


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