Published online Dec 9, 2014. doi: 10.5497/wjp.v3.i4.56
Revised: August 1, 2014
Accepted: September 16, 2014
Published online: December 9, 2014
Core tip: This comprehensive review of the impact of asthma during pregnancy provides information regarding proposed pathophysiological alterations and fetal and maternal outcomes associated with asthma during pregnancy. In addition, we outline the treatment of acute exacerbations and the maintenance management of asthma throughout pregnancy, including specific information on the various classes of medication used to treat asthma.