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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Thunderstorm Asthma

St. Emlyn ´s - By Sophie Farooque - June 19, 2021
„In the UK this weekend there are warnings out regarding Thunderstorm Asthma. This is a rare but well described phenomena when patients who are previously known to be grass pollen allergic (e.g. hayfever) suffer asthma like symptoms as a result of thunderstorm activity in the area.
It can take patients and physicians by surprise and can have catastrophic consequences. The most significant episode of thunderstorm asthma on record was in Melbourne in 2016 when A&E asthma-related hospital admissions rose by almost 1000% during a 12 hour storm…“