LUNG ALERT: Rhinitis and the severity of OSA

Michael, P.
August 2004
Thorax;Aug2004, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p661
Academic Journal
There is controversy regarding whether nasal congestion is a risk factor for the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Non-allergic Rhinitis with Eosinophilia (NARES) is a rare form of rhinitis, presenting with typical symptoms of perennial disease in the presence of eosinophilic nasal inflammation but negative tests of atopy. This research paper aimed to assess whether OSAS was more severe in patients with NARES than controls without nasal inflammation, matched for age and BMI. OSAS was confirmed by polysomnography.


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