Asthma attack

General information

    • Surveillance period: 2002 - 2011
    • Temporal resolution: Annual surveillance
  • Case definition :
    * Before 3 yrs old: sibilant episodes (bronchitis included), only after the 3rd episode.
    * 3 yrs old and older: asthma attack (acute respiratory dyspnea with sibilants and/or coughing), excluding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease flares and left cardiac failure.
  • Description for each case: age; sex; smoking status; known asthma and if so age at the diagnosis; history of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, eczema or urticaria; atopy in parents (if patient under 15 years); background therapy with inhaled corticosteroids; another background therapy; hospitalization.

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All publications associated with this disease
  • Huynh BT,Tual S,Turbelin C,Pelat C,Cecchi L,D'Amato G,Blanchon T,Annesi-Maesano I. Short-term effects of airborne pollens on asthma attacks as seen by general practitioners in the Greater Paris area, 2003-2007. Prim Care Respir J. 2010. 19(3):254-9 PubMed HAL PMC 10.4104/pcrj.2010.00027
  • Guittet L, Blaisdell CJ, Just J, Rosencher L, Valleron AJ, Flahault A. Management of acute asthma exacerbations by general practitioners: a cross-sectional observational survey. Br J Gen Pract. 2004. 54(507):759-64 PubMed PMC