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Refresh your understanding of asthma with this short module covering the basics of symptoms and diagnosis. The module includes a brief overview of the definition of asthma, the symptoms, common respiratory diagnostic tests (including spirometry), the frequency of misdiagnosis and the effects of smoking in patients with respiratory disease. This module is supporting information for the patient-case based modules below.


Module 1: Asthma symptoms and diagnosis

Case study 1 – David

Case study 2 – John

Case study 3 – Mei

Module Duration
5 mins
Created Date
Monday, August 1, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim
Content Type
Burden of respiratory disease, Diagnosis

The educational materials included here are endorsed by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) The IPCRG provided an expert faculty, who contributed the case studies, and an international reviewing team, who reviewed the educational materials and recommended that the IPCRG endorse them. The IPCRG wishes to thank its expert faculty for their input and the reviewing team for their constructive and detailed feedback. These materials are advisory and intended for general use. They should not be regarded as applicable to a specific case.

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