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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-50

Is the term brittle asthma obsolete? What is its clinical relevance in routine practice?

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Physician Trainee, NHS Trust, United Kingdom

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Dr. Ravindran Chetambath
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Navaneeth, Sarovaram Biopark Road, Kozhikode - 673 020, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_28_22

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Brittle asthma is a life-threatening phenotype of asthma and was considered relevant in clinical practice before the year 2000. After the introduction of GINA guidelines, this entity was not discussed much in literature and the phenotype was included in acute severe asthma. Even the GINA guideline-2022 update is silent about this phenotype. This article discusses brittle asthma phenotypes and examines the relevance of this entity in clinical practice.

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