Thunderstorm-asthma, two cases observed in Northern Italy

  • Maria Francesca Spina | mspina@dongnocchi.it IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy.
  • Paolo Innocente Banfi IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy.
  • Antonello Nicolini Respiratory Diseases Unit, General Hospital of Sestri Levante (GE), Italy.

Abstract

Thunderstorm asthma is a rare event: in this letter we describe two cases observed during the same month of 2018 at an Italian Emergency department, assessed by the same medical team and according to the same methodology and approach. Given the infrequency of such a phenomenon and the debate around its nature, frequency, and - at times - existence, we strongly believe it is important for all specialists who observe such cases to report them, building an evidence base to expand its knowledge and understanding.

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Published
2020-09-11
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Keywords:
Asthma, thunderstorm asthma, respiratory allergens
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Spina, M. F., Banfi, P. I., & Nicolini, A. (2020). Thunderstorm-asthma, two cases observed in Northern Italy. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 15. https://doi.org/10.4081/mrm.2020.679