Understanding Asthma: Pathophysiology and Phenotypes

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What is the characteristic triad of symptoms associated with asthma?

Breathlessness, cough, and wheezing

Which phenotype of asthma is characterized by a personal or family history of allergic asthma and co-occurrence with allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis?

Allergic asthma

What is the immunologic hallmark of allergic asthma?

High levels of allergen-specific IgE

How is eosinophilic asthma defined?

High levels of eosinophilic inflammation in the absence of atopy

What is a useful indicator of the presence of airway inflammation in eosinophilic asthma?

Blood eosinophil count of ≥300 cells/μL

Learn about the chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways known as asthma. This quiz covers the pathophysiology of asthma and explores different well-recognized asthma phenotypes and their characteristics.

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