Managing Asthma and COVID-19 Risk

Managing Asthma and COVID-19 Risk

In the face of unchartered territory and unprecedented times, there remains uncharted much to be learned about the impact of asthma on the course of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. Although adult data suggest that asthma is a risk factor for COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, such a risk in children is unclear. Differentiating COVID- 19 from worsening asthma, or an asthma exacerbation, is challenging. There is broad consensus that asthma exacerbations should be treated aggressively and in keeping with current guideline recommendations.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020