Asthmatic women at risk during pregnancy

The incidence of asthma exacerbations during pregnancy is "disturbingly high", a Danish review has found.

Within the review, one meta-analysis showed 5.8% of pregnant women were hospitalised for asthma, while another study showed asthma worsened during pregnancy in 35% of women.

Non-adherence to medication, viral infections, obesity and ethnicity were major risk factors for exacerbations, the review noted.

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