Diagnostyka i leczenie astmy oskrzelowej u osób dorosłych
Diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma in adults. Asthma is the chronic inflammatory disease with the prevalence rapidly increasing worldwide. The disease causes enormous social and economical costs for societies. The paper describes the basis of pathogenesis and is focused on the risk factors, diagnostic procedures and modern treatment of asthma in adults. Aspirin induced asthma and occupational asthma is also discussed. Nowadays asthma can not be completely cured but may be effectively treated. The goals of asthma diagnosis and appropriate treatment are reduction and control of symptoms, inhibition of the disease development and improvement of the patient's life quality.
Keywords:asthma, adults, aspirin induced asthma, occupational asthma.