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how many different types of asthma are there?

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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unknown: Asthma is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms that respond to similar treatments. There is considerable debate about the number and type of clinical entities, stay tuned!
Answered on Feb 15, 2013
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Great question and agree with Dr. Walsh. Some doctors break asthma down into: exercise-induced bronchospasm, allergic vs. non-allergic, intrinsic vs. extrinsic, occupational, life-threatening, refractory, etc, but the current (as of 2007) NHLBI classification uses intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent and severe persistent.
Feb 15, 2013

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