Definitions, diagnosis and phenotypical treatment of severe asthma
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Definitions, diagnosis and phenotypical treatment of severe asthma

Leanne Jo Holmes Clinical nurse specialist severe asthma, North West Lung Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester

A quarter of a million people in the UK are affected by severe asthma, which can cause a huge physical, emotional and psychological burden on patients. Primary healthcare professionals need to have an awareness of severe asthma, phenotypes of disease, and treatment pathways to aid support and management of the patient and ensure appropriate referral to specialist centres.

Correspondence leannejo.holmes@uhsm.nhs.uk

Primary Health Care. 22, 8,32-38. doi: 10.7748/phc2012.10.22.8.32.c9325

Published in print: 28 October 2012

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

The author received support from Astra Zeneca, GSK and Novartis to attend educational conferences