Asthma and pregnancy: Responsibility of physicians and patients

R. Patterson*, P. A. Greenberger, M. C. Frederiksen

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The successful management of asthma during pregnancy requires a cooperative approach between the obstetrician, the physician managing the asthma, and the patient. This is emphasized by a case report describing a patient with uncontrolled asthma subsequently managed with appropriate medical and obstetrical care. Concern for maternal and fetal health and reassurance of patients are primary concerns. Guidelines for physicians and patients are outlined as are the safety of drugs and therapy in pregnant patients. Physicians must have knowledge of appropriate use of medications during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-472
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Allergy
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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