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Neutrophilic asthma

Neutrophilic asthma: Introduction

Neutrophilic asthma: Neutrophilic asthma is a type of asthma that is characterized by increased levels of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) in the airways. Asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways which makes breathing difficult. The severity of symptoms is variable. This type of asthma is usually driven by such things as pollution and viral infections rather than exposure to an allergen. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neutrophilic asthma is available below.

Neutrophilic asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but identifying and avoiding the triggering factors will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e.g. corticosteroids, long-acting beta-2 agonists, leukotriene modifiers, Cromolyn, Nedocromil, Theophylline) ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Neutrophilic asthma

Treatments for Neutrophilic asthma

  • Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories. Drugs such as Formoterol may reduce the production of neutrophils and thus prevent or reduce asthmatic symptoms
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Neutrophilic asthma: Complications

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Causes of Neutrophilic asthma

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Prognosis for Neutrophilic asthma

Prognosis for Neutrophilic asthma: 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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