A disorder that mimics asthma, but is not asthma. The patient may appear to be short of breath; may wheeze audibly; in severe instances may have been [intlink id=”252″ type=”post”]intubated[/intlink] and placed in intensive care. Attacks may be associated with [intlink id=”480″ type=”post”]secondary gain[/intlink]. Nonorganic asthma may perplex treating physicians because it does not respond as expected to medical treatments.
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