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Decreased perception of dyspnea in patients with asthma has been associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality (2).
Despite improved pulmonary function tests the patients self perception of dyspnea persisted.
Such a mechanism could include greater or lesser susceptibility to respiratory tract infection (the principal trigger of exacerbations); microaspiration from gastroesophageal reflux; psychological factors such as perception of dyspnea (the major symptom of exacerbation); and medication adherence.