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Oral montelukast may have a role in severe and in life-threatening acute asthma
  1. Oscar M P Jolobe
  1. Correspondence to Oscar M P Jolobe, 1 Philip Godlee Lodge, 842 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DS, UK; oscarjolobe{at}

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In the wake of the clinical bottom line which read “Use of oral montelukast is not currently recommended in moderate to severe asthma exacerbations” in the article by Capsomidis and Tighe,1 new evidence has emerged suggesting a role for oral montelukast in hastening recovery of lung function following not only severe but also life-threatening acute asthma …

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