brittle asthma

Asthma with a wide and chaotic variation in peak expiratory flow (PEF) despite high doses of inhaled steroids, distinct from the controlled patterns of PEF variation seen in patients with uncontrolled asthma

brittle asthma

A rare form of ASTHMA affecting mainly females and featuring sudden, very severe, often life-threatening attacks. Those affected have a mild degree of immune deficiency, with poorly-controlled asthma in spite of substantial doses of inhaled steroids and wide diurnal swings in their peak flow meter readings. The term is also applied to people whose asthma is normally well controlled but who, nevertheless, suffer occasional sudden severe attacks.
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HYDERABAD -- Symptoms in brittle asthma sufferers are often chronic, severe and very difficult to treat as well as prove unresponsive to medicines and other treatments, said eminent Cardiologist and physician Professor Dr Akram Munir .
My eldest son, Mason, has brittle asthma and has been admitted to hospital eight times in the last three months.
Sharon Pihema of Gisborne shared the story of her daughter, Tomairangi, 10, who has been hospitalised more than 90 times with severe brittle asthma and bronchiectasis.
To complicate matters further, I also suffer from brittle asthma, osteoporosis and dysautonomia.
I THINK the proposed ban on e-cigarettes is a brilliant idea as I suffer from brittle asthma.
Her nine-year-old grandson Toby was born with brittle asthma, a life-threatening condition which requires him to visit Birmingham Children's Hospital at least once a month.
He was later found to have brittle asthma, a severe form of the condition.
At its worst, type 1 brittle asthma landed Emma in hospital seven times in one year.
Included are a pediatric literature review for 2004 and articles on cerebral edema in diabetic ketoacidosis, post-streptococcal autoimmune brain disorders, brittle asthma, childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus, medication errors, treating hypervolemia, asphyxiation, birth asphyxia and multi-organ dysfunction, prevention of spina bifida, neonatal transfusion of blood products, genetic and phenotypic variants of cystic fibrosis, behavior problems in children with epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the classification, diagnosis and management of von Willebrand disease in childhood.
As to whether there was a small subset of patients who may be adversely affected by these drugs, a specific warning might be considered for patients with brittle asthma, who have rapid onset asthma leading to respiratory arrest or need for intubation without warning.