Slow-onset asthma deaths have more eosinophils and health care utilization than rapid-onset deaths Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Health Services
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia

abstract

  • Good inter-observer agreement exists in classifying patients dying from asthma according to whether the onset of symptoms was slow or rapid in onset. Slow-onset patients had a predominance of eosinophils and basement membrane thickening and higher health care utilization. These differences support the validity of classifying asthma mortalities into these distinct subgroups.

publication date

  • December 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rmed.2008.06.011

PubMed ID

  • 18692379

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1819

end page

  • 26

volume

  • 102

number

  • 12