· Patients with asthma present with recurrent episodes of shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, or coughing. Examination typically demonstrates an expiratory wheeze; however, in severe asthma there is poor air entry and the chest is silent. Treatment is step-wise, based on symptoms. Patie. · When asthma symptoms appear and are diagnosed in adults older than age 20, it is typically known as adult-onset ast hma. About half of adults who have asthma also have cunty.xyz-onset asthma.
Asthma that starts in adulthood differs from childhood-onset asthma in that it is often non-atopic, more severe and associated with a faster decline in lung function. Understanding of the underlying mechanism of adult-onset asthma and identification of specific phenotypes may further our understanding of pathophysiology and treatment response, leading to better targeting of both existing and. Objectives: To investigate racial/ethnic differences in acute asthma among adults presenting to the emergency department (ED), and to determine whether observed differences are attributable to socioeconomic status (SES). Design: Prospective cohort studies performed during to by the Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration.
· Thorn J, Brisman J, Torén K. Adult-onset asthma is associated with self-reported mold or environmental tobacco smoke exposures in the home. Allergy ; Jaakkola MS, Nordman H, Piipari R, et al. Indoor dampness and molds and development of adult-onset asthma: a population-based incident case-control study. When the cough is productive, it is associated with clear and sometimes stringy sputum. Frequently, the patient is a nonsmoker and will often have an atopic history, such as childhood eczema. In people with nasal polyps, examination of the lung is usually normal. Exercise-induced symptoms may occur in around 50% to 65% of people with asthma.