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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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Through the Partners Asthma Center, the Mass General Asthma Clinic collaborates with four leading hospitals in Greater Boston to provide specialized asthma care. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of integrated and comprehensive care for persons with asthma and related diseases, and to promote improved understanding about asthma through educational programs and materials for our patients, health care providers and for the community.
We have expertise in difficult-to-manage asthma and asthma-related lung diseases such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia and Churg-Strauss syndrome.
We offer the following testing for diagnosis of asthma: spirometry (pre- and post-bronchodilator), lung volume, single breath diffusing capacity (DLCO) and methacholine challenge testing.
We provide one-on-one asthma teaching and a variety of educational materials in both English and Spanish.
Learn more about the Partners Asthma Center
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens (any substance that triggers an allergic reaction).
Approximately 6.5 million children have been diagnosed with asthma according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma is one of the most common, serious, chronic diseases among children, accounting for 14 million absences from school each year.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children(MGHFC) recently rolled out two new clinics – the Angelman Syndrome Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic – and a new weight and asthma program, Inspired Health.
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