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1.0.2 What is status asthmaticus?




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This article is from the Asthma FAQ, by Patricia Wrean and Marie Goldenberg mwg@radix.net with numerous contributions by others.

1.0.2 What is status asthmaticus?


Status asthmaticus is defined as a severe asthma attack that
fails to respond to routine treatment, such as inhaled
bronchodilators, injected epinephrine (adrenalin), or
intravenous theophylline.

 

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