Last reviewed 03/2019

Some information concerning the prognosis in asthma is given below:

  • the mortality rate in the UK is 2-3 per 100,000 per year
  • the prognosis in childhood asthma is good, with most being symptom-free in adulthood
  • late-onset asthma is generally chronic; it usually requires more aggressive treatment
  • modern therapy improves the quality of life but does not seem to alter mortality from asthma