Asthma in Older Adults Clinical Presentation

Updated: Oct 28, 2015
  • Author: Praveen Buddiga, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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History

Clinical presentation usually involves an adult patient indicating recurrent episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or nocturnal coughing.

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Physical Examination

The physical examination may find wheezing, rapid respiratory rate, or in severe cases, accessory respiratory muscle use; however, the physical examination findings may be entirely normal.

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