CASE STUDY Asthma

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A disease characterized by variable, recurrent, reversible airway obstruction with intermittent episode of wheezing and dyspnea. It is associated with bronchial hypersensitivity and inflammation caused by various stimuli. Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood with 5% to 10% of school-aged children having symptoms of asthma. Asthma may develop on infants, but it usually develops after the third birthday. It is more common in African Americans from urban settings. Causes • Pollen • Animal dander • House dust or mold • Kapok or feather pillows • Food additives containing sulfites and other sensitizing substance. • Drugs and chemicals (e.g. aspirin, various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.) • Exercise • (Irritants, emotional stress, fatigue, exposure to noxious fumes, and endocrine, temperature, and humidity change may aggravate asthma attacks.)

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Republic of the PhilippinesCAMARINES SUR POLTECHNIC COLLEGESNabua, Camarines SurCASE STUDYJOVILOU J. MONTEMID-1CINTRODUCTIONAsthmaA disease characterized by variable, recurrent, reversible airway obstruction with intermittent episode of wheezing and dyspnea. It is associated with bronchial hypersensitivity and inflammation caused by various stimuli. Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood with 5% to 10% of school-aged children having symptoms of asthma. Asthma may develop on infants, but it usually develops after the third birthday. It is more common in African Americans from urban settings.Causes PollenAnimal danderHouse dust or moldKapok or feather pillowsFood additives containing sulfites and other sensitizing substance.Drugs and chemicals (e.g. aspirin, various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.)Exercise(Irritants, emotional stress, fatigue, exposure to noxious fumes, and endocrine, temperature, and humidity change may aggravate asthma attacks.)Types of asthmaExtrinsic asthmaAsthma that results from sensitivity to specific external allergens is known as extrinsic. Caused by inhaled allergens (e.g. dust, dust mites, mold, pollens, feathers, and animal dander.)Extrinsic (atopic) asthma usually begins in childhood and is accompanied by other manifestations of atopy such as eczema and allergic rhinitis.Intrinsic asthmaAsthma that is caused by infection (often viral) and environmental stimuli (such as air pollution.)M

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