What is the role of allergen avoidance in the workup of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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A trial of allergen avoidance may be diagnostic and therapeutic, but because it is difficult or impossible to avoid most allergens completely, failure to improve with an attempt at allergen avoidance cannot rule out the presence of an allergy to those allergens.


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