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  • Environmental: house dust mites, cockroaches, cats, seasonal pollens, occupational exposure (occupational asthma), tobacco smoke, weather changes (especially cold air), air pollution
  • Exercise
  • URI
  • Rhinitis and postnasal drip
  • Sinusitis
  • Aspiration
  • GERD
  • Drugs: beta blockers, aspirin, NSAIDs, histamine, methacholine, acetylcysteine, aerosolized pentamidine, any nebulized medication
  • Catamenial asthma (menstrual)
  • Stress

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Asthma." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114735/all/Asthma.
Zeiger RF. Asthma. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114735/all/Asthma. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Asthma. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114735/all/Asthma
Zeiger RF. Asthma [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114735/all/Asthma.
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