According to a study published in Respirology, 10 asthma traits present in severe asthmatics can help predict future asthma exacerbations, yet are not frequently assessed.

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These traits are more prevalent in those with severe disease compared with non-severe disease, and can help clinicians develop individual treatment plans, researchers wrote.

Traits include: Exacerbation prone; depression; vocal cord dysfunction; inhaler device polypharmacy; obstructive sleep apnea; and more.

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