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Diagnosis 

Diagnosis
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Diagnosis
Author(s):

Graeme P. Currie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0002
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date: 25 February 2020

The diagnosis of asthma is based around the presence of typical symptoms (intermittent cough, wheeze, breathlessness, impaired exercise tolerance, chest tightness) and assessment of spirometry

In asthma, spirometry is usually normal, although airflow obstruction may be present

Depending on clinical features and spirometry, the probability of asthma being present should be categorized into high, intermediate or low:...

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