Sudden Death in Adolescent Asthma
Abstract:There has been an increase in mortality from asthma in the adolescent age group in the past several years. Although the exact cause of this is not known, a number of factors probably contribute. We have identified four areas of major concern which we believe place adolescents with asthma at high risk. These include physiological factors such as night-time worsening of disease (or "dipping"), non-compliance with the medical regimen, stress associated with daily living and parental expectation, and depression/suicide with asthma as the modality. Identification of those individuals who are at risk and intervention into the contributory factors may reduce asthma deaths.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1986-09-01
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