Steroid-resistant asthma: Introduction
Steroid-resistant asthma: Steroid-resistant asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that does not respond to treatment with steroids. However, higher than normal doses of steroids will alleviate symptoms in most patients but the higher doses carries an increased risk of side effects from steroid use. Other therapies such as immunoglobulin therapy is advised. The severity of symptoms is variable.
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causes, and treatments of Steroid-resistant asthma is available below.
Steroid-resistant asthma: Treatments
There is no cure but avoiding triggers will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed through higher doses of steroid-based asthma medication but immunoglobulin therapy may reduce the need for such high doses. Anti-leukotriene drugs may help in some cases. Various alternative therapies are being investigated: cyclosporine, methotrexate, gold, IV gamma globulin, ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Steroid-resistant asthma
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Treatments for Steroid-resistant asthma
- Anti-leukotriene drugs may help in some cases. Various alternative therapies are being investigated: cyclosporine, methotrexate, gold, IV gamma globulin, dapsone, and combination therapy involving methylprednisolone, antibiotics and troleandomycin
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Steroid-resistant asthma: Complications
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Causes of Steroid-resistant asthma
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Less Common Symptoms of Steroid-resistant asthma
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Steroid-resistant asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Steroid-resistant asthma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung...read more »
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Steroid-resistant asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Steroid-resistant asthma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Steroid-resistant asthma
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Prognosis for Steroid-resistant asthma
Prognosis for Steroid-resistant asthma:
This form of asthma is more difficult to treat and hence is usually more serious. The alternative treatments required often have more side effects than standard asthma treatments using normal levels of steroids. A good prognosis for asthma relies on adhering to treatment therapies which may involve medications, preventative medications and avoidance of triggering factors. Although asthma can be a serious life-threatening condition, death is relatively uncommon.
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