Guidelines for diagnosis and management of bronchial asthma: Joint ICS/NCCP (I) recommendations

Ritesh Agarwal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Venkata N. Maturu, Inderpaul S. Sehgal, Valliappan Muthu, Kuruswamy T. Prasad, Lakshmikant B. Yenge, Navneet Singh, Digambar Behera, Surinder K. Jindal, Dheeraj Gupta, Thanagakunam Balamugesh, Ashish Bhalla, Dhruva Chaudhry, Sunil K. Chhabra, Ramesh Chokhani, Vishal Chopra, Devendra S. Dadhwal, George D'SouzaMandeep Garg, Shailendra N. Gaur, Bharat Gopal, Aloke G. Ghoshal, Randeep Guleria, Krishna B. Gupta, Indranil Haldar, Sanjay Jain, Nirmal K. Jain, Vikram K. Jain, Ashok K. Janmeja, Surya Kant, Surender Kashyap, Gopi C. Khilnani, Jai Kishan, Raj Kumar, Parvaiz A. Koul, Ashok Mahashur, Amit K. Mandal, Samir Malhotra, Sabir Mohammed, Prasanta R. Mohapatra, Dharmesh Patel, Rajendra Prasad, Pallab Ray, Jai K. Samaria, Potsangbam Sarat Singh, Honey Sawhney, Nusrat Shafiq, Navneet Sharma, Updesh Pal S. Sidhu, Rupak Singla, Jagdish C. Suri, Deepak Talwar, Subhash Varma

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Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways which manifests itself as recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough. It is characterized by bronchial hyper?responsiveness and variable airflow obstruction, that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. The prevalence of asthma in India is about 2%, and asthma is responsible for significant morbidity. In India, the estimated cost of asthma treatment per year for the year 2015 has been calculated at about 139.45 billion Indian rupees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3-S42
JournalLung India
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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The work described in this paper was fully supported by the grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project Nos. HKU 7014/00E and CityU 1047/00E).


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