Paroxysmal bronchospasm often missed, physician warns

The implications of the condition need to be better understood, the researcher says
Reuters Health
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Paradoxical bronchospasm can represent a distinct and unrecognised phenotype of patients with obstructive lung diseases, researchers say.

Though rare, the condition “is a clinically significant entity, known to be associated with worse respiratory outcomes, such as increased frequency of exacerbations in obstructive lung diseases”, says Dr Malvika Kaul, of the University of Illinois and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, US.