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P140 Is it really Asthma? - appropriate assessment and testing is important for accurate diagnosis.

S. Toor; S. Akram; K. Al Mazrouei; A. Al Zaabi; I. Saleem
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1Pulmonolgy

2Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A37. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.041
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Asthma is common in United Arab Emirates with an estimated prevalence of 10%. A significant area of country comprises of desert and dust storms are common. Weather is extremely hot/ humid and exposure to dust is a risk factor for air ways disease. There is no objective evidence to back up estimated prevalence of 10%. General practitioners have a tendency to over diagnose asthma without appropriate testing. A significant number of patients are wrongly diagnosed with Asthma in early childhood and they carry this diagnosis throughout their life.

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