Severe wheezing and breathlessness
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Zab Mosenifar, MD, Medical Director, Women's Lung Institute; Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

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A 23-year-old woman presents with wheezing and breathlessness. She reports a history of allergen-induced asthma which was managed previously with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). However, she grew increasingly bothered by nighttime symptoms, and 4 months ago she integrated a nonbiologic add-on into her treatment regimen. She reports no occupational exposure or underlying conditions. Her blood eosinophil count is 155 cells/┬ÁL.

What is the likely diagnosis?

Allergic rhinitis

Refractory asthma

Vocal cord dysfunction


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