Why does she suffer prolonged status asthmaticus?


Mora Claramita(1*), Nur Afrainin Syah(2)

(1) Department of Family Medicine, Community and Bioethics; Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing; Universitas Gadjah Mada; Indonesia
(2) Department of Medical Education; Faculty of Medicine; Universitas Andalas; Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


A mother (Y) aged 55 years, was hospitalized with ‘Status Asthmaticus’, for 4 days in a hospital, with admission through an Emergency Department Service. The case history was ‘Intermittent Asthma’ with corticosteroid inhaler treatment for the past three years and ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ (DM) Type 2, controlled by the treatment of Metformin and Acarbose. The results of the history, physical examination, and laboratory lead to the main diagnosis ‘Status Asthmaticus’. Blood glucose before and when at the hospital was within normal limits (with treatment). Asthma attack was absent during the last 2 years, relapsed 2 years ago because of 'Bronchopneumonia'.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/rpcpe.46121

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