Intermittent wheezing

3 Interesting Facts of Intermittent wheezing

  1. Chronic respiratory disease characterized by intermittent airflow obstruction and bronchial hyperreactivity
  2. Like carcinoid syndrome, present with wheezing, cough, chest tightness, and dyspnea; however, no associated flushing or diarrhea
  3. Differentiated on basis of history, physical examination, and response to bronchodilators
    • Acute asthmatic bronchospasm can be reversed by treatment with β-agonists; bronchospasm in carcinoid syndrome can be aggravated by bronchodilator therapy
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