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What is adult-onset asthma?

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When asthma symptoms show up in adults older than 20, that's typically known as adult-onset asthma. About half of adults who have asthma also have allergies. Adult-onset asthma also may be caused by irritants in the workplace (called occupational asthma) or home.

From: Adult-Onset Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)." American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System."  National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues."  American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet."  Graham, L. , 2006.  Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.





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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)." American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System."  National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues."  American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet."  Graham, L. , 2006.  Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.





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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

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