STEP 245: Asthma: An Overview from Prevalence to Plan (CE: 2.0)


Almost 14.6 million individuals are affected by asthma, including 4.8 million children under 18 years old and almost 800,000 children under 5. This article discusses the definition and classifications of asthma, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention techniques for asthma.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define the different types of asthma
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
  • Describe the treatment and prevention methods for asthma



Joseph H. Balatbat, MD


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