“CF asthma”: what is it and what do we do about it?
- 1Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London SW3 6NP, UK
- 2Regional Respiratory Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast BT9 7AB, UK
- Correspondence to:
Dr I M Balfour-Lynn, Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK;
The diagnosis of “CF asthma” is problematic and it is difficult to determine which patients have a combination of CF and asthma and which have asthma like symptoms caused by inflammation of the CF lung. This may not matter, however; the relevance lies in the possible approaches to treatment.