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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He was first diagnosed with breathing problems when he was just nine months old and was diagnosed with brittle asthma at the age of four.
He, then, said that Brittle Asthma is distinguished with recurrent severe attacks and has type one and two.
HYDERABAD -- Brittle asthma is a rare form of severe asthma and the term 'brittle' means difficult to control, brittle asthma is also called unstable or unpredictable asthma because it can suddenly develop into a life-threatening attack.
"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.
Chorister Rowan Gillard's family say singing is helping to keep him alive, as the deep breathing involved alleviates the symptoms of the 'brittle asthma' which has landed him in hospital many times, including a spell on a life support machine as a small child.
He was later found to have brittle asthma, a severe form of the condition.