There is a large unmet disease burden arising from asthma in pregnancy. Pregnant women affected by moderate to severe asthma have an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. This can be worsened by social determinants of health (SDOH), which are social and environmental conditions that impact health and quality of life. Here we present the case of a medically complex pregnant woman with worsening asthma and challenges in optimizing positive outcomes for both mother and baby during the perinatal period. Her case captures several elements of SDOH that affect health outcomes most notably in nonwhite patients, including chronic exposure to air pollution contributing to asthma severity and reduced access to health care specialists.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaip.2022.03.004
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