Acute Asthma

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Acute Asthma
1 Pathophysiology
1.1 Individual with asthma has hypertrophied airways with mucus present
1.1.1 exposure to allergen/asthmatic trigger
1.1.1.1 type I hypersensitivity reaction
1.1.1.1.1 bronchospasms, edema, increased mucus secretions
2 Epidemiology
2.1 affects individuals of all ages
2.2 ethnic minorities more at risk
2.3 prevalence greater in children
3 Clinical Presentation
3.1 wheezing
3.2 cough
3.3 hypoxia
3.4 chest pain/tightness
3.5 dyspnea
3.6 cyanosis
3.7 pulsus paradoxus
3.8 anxiety
3.9 diaphoresis
4 Diagnosis
4.1 pulse oximetry
4.2 ABG
4.3 chest auscultation/wheezing
4.4 tachycardia and increased respiratory rate
4.5 blood esoniphilia
4.6 pulmonary functions testing
5 Treatment
5.1 bronchodialators
5.2 rescue inhalers
5.3 systemic corticosteroids
5.4 ipratropium

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