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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Varun Kumar, M.B.B.S. [2]


The chest x-ray in asthmatics is often normal. It is done to exclude other causes of wheeze and aid in the diagnosis of complications such as atelectasis and pneumonia.[1]

Chest X Ray

The chest x-ray in patients with asthma is usually normal. However, chest x-ray remains one of the initial diagnostic investigations done when a patient presents with difficulty in breathing. The use of chest x-ray in such situations may assist in excluding other causes of shortness of breath[1] such as:

Chest x-ray is can be useful in diagnosis of the complications and other co-morbidities such as:

It is because of this that chest x-ray is indicated in asthmatics with fever.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (2007). "Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma-Summary Report 2007". J Allergy Clin Immunol. 120 (5 Suppl): S94–138. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2007.09.043. PMID 17983880.

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