Clinicians are debating whether to suggest seasonal preventative corticosteroids for people who have mild asthma plus hay fever in new guidelines for thunderstorm asthma prevention in Victoria. But some are concerned the guidance may be misinterpreted, leading to patient confusion and poor medicine adherence. Nine people died and thousands suffered breathing problems in the “thunderstorm asthma” event ...
Stormy debate over thunderstorm asthma
By Tessa Hoffman
11 Aug 2017