The bronchial challenge test: a new direction in asthmatic management.

  • Dixon C
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Abstract

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA CAN BE DIAGNOSED WHEN A PATIENT DEVELOPS THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF BRONCHIAL REACTIVITY: wheezing, cough, tachypnea, and dyspnea. Occasionally, despite immunotherapy, bronchodilator therapy, and avoidance of the provocative factors, some asthmatic patients do not respond to treatment. Bronchial inhalation challenge, a method to test airway reactivity after inhalation of a nonspecific drug, can be used to plan and assess different modes of treatment, as well as screen for bronchial hyperreactivity in an occupational setting.

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  • Asthma
  • Asthma: diagnosis
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests: methods
  • Histamine
  • Histamine: diagnostic use
  • Humans
  • Methacholine Compounds
  • Methacholine Compounds: diagnostic use

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  • PUI: 13052822
  • ISSN: 0027-9684
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0020616762
  • SGR: 0020616762
  • PMID: 6827612

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  • C Dixon

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