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Asthma exacerbation in pregnancy impacts moms, babies

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.