Key clinical point: Women with asthma who experience asthma exacerbation while pregnant are at increased risk of adverse outcomes for themselves.
Major finding: Significantly more women with exacerbated asthma during pregnancy had preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension, compared with asthmatic women without exacerbations during pregnancy (5% vs. 4% and 7% vs. 5%, respectively).
Study details: The data come from a population-based cohort study of 58,524 women with asthma.
Disclosures: The study was supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.
Abdullah K et al. Eur Respir J. 2019 Nov 26. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01335-2019.