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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can my asthma be severe even with normal pulmonary function tests? can my asthma give an elevated temperature?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes and No: When asthma is controlled, there should be normal lung function tests. Even individuals with mild asthma can have severe attacks (with decreased lung function) and even die from asthma. During an asthma attack, fever is not a typical finding unless an infection such as a virus is the trigger. Other causes of asthma attacks are allergies, exercise, smoke/irritants, and sinus infections.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2015

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