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.
Primary Health Care. 22, 8,32-38. doi: 10.7748/phc2012.10.22.8.32.c9325Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
The author received support from Astra Zeneca, GSK and Novartis to attend educational conferences