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A 27-year-old female asked:

can a asthma flare up happen with only one lung?

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Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: It can.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Asthma flare up: Although bronchial inflammation and constriction usually happen in both lungs, the exacerbation can occur mainly in one lung especially if there is aspiration or copious mucus involved. I have actually witnessed this several times in my practice.

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