PMID: 108923Jan 1, 1979

Severe asthmatic reaction during long-term treatment with disodium cromoglycate powder inhalations

Acta Medica Scandinavica
J Serup


Inhalation of inert particles may in susceptible subjects with bronchial asthma result in reflex bronchoconstriction mediated through the vagal nerves. A case of severe asthmatic reaction with bronchial spasm in a 60-year-old man with intrinsic asthma after inhalation of disodium cromoglycate powder (Lomudal) during long-term treatment is reported. The mechanism is considered to be reflexogenic. Because of the variability in individual susceptibility during long-term treatment, inhalation therapy should always be given with close attention to asthmatic exacerbations.


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