Asthma control in adults – unfinished business!

Umesh G Lalloo


Asthma treatment has advanced tremendously in the last 3 decades. Medical science has provided evidence based treatment strategies to control over 90% of persons afflicted with asthma. Evidence of the efficacy of this strategy is manifest significantly by a reduction in asthma mortality globally. South Africa, despite being one of the most resourced country on the African continent still has an unacceptably high mortality (1).

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Umesh G Lalloo, Durban University of Technology, Director Enhancing Care Foundation

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2015;21(4):90. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2015.v21i4.50

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Date submitted: 2015-11-16
Date published: 2015-12-04

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