Asthma and cocaine use.

CONCLUSION: Cocaine use may be responsible for asthma onset, acute asthma exacerbations (which may require intubation and invasive ventilation) or death related to asthma. Cocaine use must be systematically considered in the case of asthma exacerbation and practitioners must help cocaine users to stop their consumption. PMID: 31201016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

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