Asthma Exacerbation And Workplace: A Case Study

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Subjects with work-exacerbated asthma have been diagnosing with a pre-existing or concurrent asthma, who show worsening of the respiratory symptoms in exposure to substances in the workplace . Diagnosis and prevention of WEA is very important as every episode of asthma exacerbation is associated with a decline in respiratory function . Despite the fact, it is estimated that only 5.2% of reported cases of WEA had recorded evidence of pulmonary function tests in their medical records, used to confirm the relationship between asthma exacerbation and workplace . It seems that in clinical setting, identification of WEA case is based on self-reports of work-related pattern of respiratory symptoms or medication use1.

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