Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the airways that can worsen to produce acute asthma attacks with increasing shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and tightness of the chest.
Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the airways (bronchi)
A chronic condition that can produce acute attacks
Worldwide, between 235 and 300 million people live with asthma
With treatment, it’s possible to be completely free of asthma symptoms
Keertan Dheda is Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Director of the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit and Head of the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Cape Town where he is the Director the Interventional Pulmonology Program, which includes medical thoracoscopy, bronchial thermoplasty and EBUS TBNA. Ask a question
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