Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V05140290
Late diagnostics and inadequate follow-up of asthma exacerbation
Late diagnostics and inadequate follow-up of an asthma patient could have been avoided by use of accessible initiatives. Several differential diagnoses to dyspnoea and oppression of the chest exist and in this case a spirometry would have established the asthma diagnosis. Increasing specialization causes necessity to focus on differential diagnosis from nearby specialities. After hospitalization with asthma, the patient should be followed closely until asthma control is achieved and the necessary education is given so that inhalation technique and adherence is optimized.