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Azithromycin and severe asthma
  1. David L Hahn
  1. Correspondence to Professor David L Hahn, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1100 Delaplaine Court, Madison, WI 53715, USA; dlhahn{at}

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Brusselle et al1 performed an interesting academic-based randomised controlled trial Azithromycin for Prevention of Exacerbations in Severe Asthma (AZISAST) of azithromycin 250 mgm taken thrice weekly versus placebo as add-on therapy for 26 weeks in non-smoking patients with severe asthma, defined as Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) steps 4–5, taking high dose inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting bronchodilators and with at least …

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