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Severe asthma in adolescents and adults: a national, multicenter registry in real life


C. Micheletto1, M.B. Bilò2, L. Antonicelli2, M. Bresciani3, G. D'Amato4, E. De Benedictis5, F. De Michele6, S. Gasparini7, M. Giovannini8, A. Musarra9, A. Vaghi10aipocentrostudi@aiporicerche.it, and on behalf of IRSA

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https://doi.org/10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.69

Summary
The number of patients with uncontrolled asthma is growing especially in young people. Although current therapies improve the disease management, the heterogeneity of clinical outcomes results in patients whose asthma is refractory to standard therapies. To understand not responsive phenotypes, we instituted a web-registry aimed to collect real life data of adolescent and adult patients.
One-hundred and five Italian medical Centers are part of the network. Participants above 14 years and affected by severe asthma will be included in the study. Demographic and clinical data will be collected for 5 years on a dedicated electronic database.
For the first time in Italy, our study will provide information on epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects related to the natural course of the disease, filling the gap between adolescents and adults.

Key words
severe asthma, registry, adult, pediatric, phenotypes