Asthma Questionnaire

Asthma Questionnaire (AST007)

Asthma Questionnaire (AST007)

An exacerbation is a sustained worsening of the person's symptoms from their usual stable state, which is beyond normal day-to-day variations, and is acute in onset. Commonly reported symptoms are worsening breathlessness, cough, increased sputum production and change in sputum colour. Severity of exacerbation A general classification of the severity of an acute exacerbation is: • mild exacerbation: the person has an increased need for medication, which they can manage in their own normal environment • moderate exacerbation: the person has a sustained worsening of respiratory status that requires treatment with systemic corticosteroids and/or antibiotics • severe exacerbation: the person experiences a rapid deterioration in respiratory status that requires hospitalisation.
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