New challenges in asthma management

Ravindran Chetambath

Abstract


Focus on a specific target in a well defined phenotype of asthma is more likely to lead to a more successful treatment outcome than in a nonphenotyped group. This can be accomplished by further grouping the phenotype based on pathophysiological characteristics. Specific treatments for asthma are unlikely to benefit all patients with asthma, but more likely target specific phenotypes. Asthma is a complex disease and is no more considered as a single entity. It is an umbrella of term constituting many phenotypes, each varying in its clinical presentation and response to treatment.

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