Management of acute exacerbations of airways disease: advice for the non-respiratory physician

Clin Med (Lond). 2021 Nov;21(6):e567-e570. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2021-0649.


Airways disease encompasses a number of conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). In this article we describe the management of patients with acute exacerbations of airways disease.

Keywords: COPD; airways disease; asthma.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Asthma* / therapy
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Physicians*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive* / therapy