Asthma Working Group of the South African Thoracic Society. Guidelines for the management of asthma in adults and adolescents: Position statement of the South African Thoracic Society – 2021 update.

Lalloo UG, Kalla IS, Abdool-Gaffar S, Dheda K, Koegelenberg CFN, Greenblatt M, Feldman C, Wong ML, van Zyl-Smit RN. Afr J Thorac Crit Care Med. 2021 Dec 31;27(4):10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i4.189. doi: 10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i4.189. PMID: 35118373; PMCID: PMC8802209.

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The South African Thoracic Society (SATS) updated their position statement on the management of chronic asthma. The authors offer 17 key points, including new ones that address recommendations for COVID-19 disease and prevention in patients with asthma. The document also offers definitions for asthma and common phenotypes and sub-phenotypes. Key sections of the document include steps in the diagnosis and management of asthma, assessment of asthma severity or control, treatment of asthma, and special considerations in asthma management.

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