Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case Study Volume 3 Issue 7

Late Onset Asthma in an Elderly Health Personnel

Jyothi Kiran Kumar S1* and Suresh Kishanrao2

1B.Sc, (MPH), Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India
2MD, DIH, FIAP, FIPHA, FISCD Public Health Consultant, Bengaluru, Visiting Professor-MPH, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Jyothi Kiran Kumar S, B.Sc, (MPH), Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India

Received: May 08, 2021; Published: June 03, 2021

Abstract

  Asthma is generally considered as a disease of childhood, but it may be first diagnosed in the adults and even senior citizens, then it is called as Late-onset asthma, that may begin even in the eighth and ninth decades of life. When late onset occurs, symptoms are more likely to be moderate to severe. Some studies of older persons who have asthma have shown that as a group, as many as 40% have their first attack after the age of 40 years. We present one such case of A -60year-old woman, nurse by profession. She was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 57 years and was given an inhaler for her mild shortness of breath and a non-productive cough that used to be worse at night. In the last one year her symptoms worsened slightly and persisted over several months. She has wheezing sound while breathing and her family members have noticed that her sleep gets disturbed due to breathlessness. The current asthma episode was considered as moderate persistence asthma and treated with Aerocart (Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Levalbuterol) inhaler and Salbutamol syrup 10ml and steam inhalation (by adding Eucalyptus oil). For co-morbidity of diabetes was given Tab. Gly kind M 500mg (a combination of Gliclazide 80 mg and Metformin Hydrochloride 500 mg -1/2 tablet morning and evening) taking for 2 years. Has been advised to continue the regimen regularly and periodic reviews.

Keywords: Asthma; Wheezing; Salbutamol; Late Onset Asthma

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Citation

Citation: Jyothi Kiran Kumar S and Suresh Kishanrao. “Late Onset Asthma in an Elderly Health Personnel”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.7 (2021): 03-06.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Jyothi Kiran Kumar S and Suresh Kishanrao. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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