Management of Asthma during Pregnancy

P. A. Greenberger*, R. Patterson

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Asthma has been reported to occur in 0.4 to 1.3 per cent of pregnant women,1,2 making it the most common obstructive pulmonary disease during pregnancy.3 Uncontrolled episodes of wheezing have been associated with maternal and perinatal mortality,4 although the pregnancy outcome for women with corticosteroid-dependent asthma is almost as favorable as that for the general population when asthma is controlled satisfactorily.5,6 The goals of therapy in managing asthma in a pregnant woman are similar to those in a nonpregnant woman with asthma; in order of decreasing importance, they are to prevent death, respiratory failure, status asthmaticus, emergency room visits, and.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)897-902
Number of pages6
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 4 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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