Clinical and demographic profile of patients diagnosed as bronchial asthma
Author(s): Dr. C Subrahmanyam
Abstract: The overall burden of Asthma in India is estimated at more than 15 million. In different studies gender preponderance was variable. According to an Indian study published by Jindal et al., the prevalence of asthma in India is around 2.05% and advanced age, smoking, family history of asthma and unclean habits contributed to asthma. Asthma is a complex disease identifying and studying the genotypes and correlating with phenotypes can help in the study of epidemiology of asthma. Sputum differential count and exhaled nitric oxide can help in categorizing asthma. Study of Demographic data, history of atopy, family history and season of attack and time of acute episode can help us understand the illness better to give a better relief to the patient.