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Refractory asthma is an uncommon entity, manifesting in less than five percent of asthmatics and characterized by high medication requirements, persistent symptoms, frequent exacerbations, and significant airflow obstruction despite standard medical therapy. Bronchoscopy may be an effective tool for identifying refractory asthma phenotypes. The objective of this case series is to demonstrate the use of bronchoscopy to personalize treatment among a population of refractory asthmatics.
asthma, asthma phenotype, bronchoscopy
Critical Care | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pulmonology
McGrath, MD, Christopher; Raman, MD, Tuhina; and Most, MD, Jessica, "The Role of Diagnostic Bronchoscopy in Refractory Asthma Management" (2019). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Posters. 3.