What are the challenges to the treatment of asthma in the elderly?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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These patients frequently have other medical diseases that can mimic asthma, and they are more likely to experience adverse effects from asthma medications.

Comorbid conditions in the elderly such as allergic rhinitis may be under-recognized and under-treated.


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