Patient with shortness of breath
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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.

Zab Mosenifar, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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A 20-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath. Her height is 5 ft 4 in and weight is 120 lb (BMI, 20.6). She was diagnosed with asthma as a child and her respiratory symptoms have historically been difficult to manage despite adherence to treatment; 7 months ago, she was started on a regimen of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and a fast-acting bronchodilator. She does not have a history of allergies that she knows of. She takes pantoprazole for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Skin is of normal appearance on physical examination. Blood eosinophil count is 158 cells/μL and sputum eosinophils are 3.1%.

What is the likely diagnosis?

Asthma exacerbation

Type 2 asthma

Neutrophilic asthma

Allergic asthma

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