Asthma during pregnancy

Paul A. Greenberger*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ineffectively controlled asthma during gestation must be avoided to protect the fetus from untoward effects of matenal hypoxemia and hypocarbia. With current therapy and a compliant gravida, the outcome of pregnancy can be similar to the general population. Physician confidence in antiasthma medications is important. Respiratory distress has pregnancy implications by 20-24 weeks gestation and it is important to have fetal assessment documented when the gravida is treated in the emergency room or during hospitalization for status asthmaticus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asthma
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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