What are the differential diagnosis of asthma?

What are the differential diagnosis of asthma?

Asthma must be clinically differentiated from other conditions that cause recurrent cough and wheezing such as viral bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, vocal cord dysfunction, ACE inhibitors use and allergic rhinitis.

What causes asthma to flare up?

What causes asthma symptoms to flare up? Your asthma can flare up for different reasons. If you’re allergic to dust mites, pollens or molds, they can make your asthma symptoms get worse. Cold air, exercise, fumes from chemicals or perfume, tobacco or wood smoke, and weather changes can also make asthma symptoms worse.

What do you need to know about aqueous misdirection?

Aqueous misdirection is a diagnosis of exclusion, and requires exclusion of other clinical entities such as choroidal hemorrhage, choroidal effusion, and pupillary block. Elevation of intraocular pressure and axial shallowing of the anterior chamber from posterior pressure characterize aqueous misdirection.

How is aqueous misdirection syndrome related to glaucoma?

Many different terms, including ciliovitreal block and aqueous misdirection syndrome, have been proposed based on diverse unproven pathophysiological and anatomical mechanisms. A blockage of the normal aqueous flow at the level of the ciliary body, lens, and anterior vitreous face is believed to cause malignant glaucoma.

Who is at risk for aqueous misdirection in the eyes?

Dr. Kolomeyer says hyperopia, smaller eyes, a history of peripheral anterior synechia and eyes with a propensity to have choroidal expansion or reduced vitreous conductivity are more at risk.

What are the treatment considerations for Status asthmaticus?

Approach Considerations. After confirming the diagnosis and assessing the severity of an asthma attack, direct treatment toward controlling bronchoconstriction and inflammation. Beta-agonists, corticosteroids, and theophylline are mainstays in the treatment of status asthmaticus.

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