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Natural history of asthma symptoms after epidemic thunderstorm asthma

Three year follow-up on the impact of the catastrophic 2016 Melbourne thunderstorm asthma event found evidence of ongoing loss of asthma control in those with previously well controlled asthma, and the persistence of symptoms suggestive of asthma in those with no history or symptoms suggestive of prior asthma.

The authors concluded that low rates of inhaler adherence and asthma action plan ownership may contribute to increased morbidity and mortality from future epidemic thunderstorm asthma event events.

Source: https://ajp.com.au/columns/research-roundup/research-roundup-217/ , viewed 24 September 2020.

 

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