Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Asthma Stages

Severe persistent asthma is the worse type of asthma.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Asthma stages

The 4 stages of asthma are:

  • intermittent
  • mild persistent
  • moderate persistent
  • severe persistent


  • Asthma is a common, long-term condition that affects a person’s airways. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 8.1% of adults and 8.4 percent of children in the United States have asthma.
  • Intermittent asthma is the least severe type of asthma.
  • Severe persistent asthma is the worse type of asthma.


2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines | NHLBI, NIH

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