Chapter 113. Diagnosis in Adults

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. G. Ian Town

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch43

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Town, G. I. (2000) Diagnosis in Adults, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • vocal cord dysfunction;
  • respiratory symptoms;
  • asthma;
  • pathophysiology;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Clinical Features and Presenting Symptoms

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Physica I Examination

  • Diagnostic Testing

  • Chest Radiograph

  • Upper Airway Assessment

  • Other tests

  • Evaluation of severity

  • Conclusions

  • References