Take the steps used by allergy specialists as they work through diagnosis and treatment of patients with allergic disease. * Fold-out algorithms remain visable as you work through each chapter, aided by summaries of key stages in the diagnosis and management of each condition. * Numerous tables and illustrations throughout make this a practical, working guide to management--focusing on "what to do next".
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Chapterl CHRONIC ASTHMA
Chapterl ACUTE SEVERE ASTHMA
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