PMID: 8588695Jul 1, 1995Paper

Do inhaled steroids have similar efficacy? A case of bronchial asthma suggesting different efficacy of inhaled glucocorticosteroids

B B Larsen, R Dahl


We report a 35-year-old woman who had had bronchial asthma for 17 years. Her asthma worsened and became unstable on treatment with beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP), budesonide (BUD), and oral glucocorticosteroids (GC). At the age of 31, she had participated in a clinical trial with fluticasone propionate (FP), and after 2 weeks' treatment her asthma was well controlled. Because of pregnancy, her participation was terminated and treatment continued with available inhaled GC; however, the disease deteriorated and treatment with FP was resumed 2 years ago. Lung function normalized after 3 weeks and she has remained clinically stable since.


Jun 3, 1999·Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology·J KempJ Grossman

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