Prognosis of Asthma


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Asthma usually refers to the likely outcome of Asthma. The prognosis of Asthma may include the duration of Asthma, chances of complications of Asthma, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Asthma, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Asthma. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Asthma: Almost all asthma patients can become free of symptoms with proper treatment. Patients and their families should expect nothing less.1
Deaths from Asthma: 5,637 deaths in 1995 (NHLBI); 4,657 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); approximately 5,000 deaths annually (NIAID)
Complications: see complications of Asthma

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NHLBI - Your Asthma Can Be Controlled: NHLBI

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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