Dennis K. Ledford; Richard F. Lockey


Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;13(1):78-86. 

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Other Considerations

Multiple additional factors may influence the diagnosis or management of asthma ( Table 1 and list 'Diseases, conditions or medications that result in shortness of breath or cough'). These are too numerous to mention individually in this review. They can generally be divided into conditions that are associated with cough and mucous production and those associated with shortness of breath or dyspnea. Most of the diseases in Table 1 will improve with systemic corticosteroids and occasionally with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids but do not demonstrate the typical spirometry findings or reversibility of asthma.