How prevalent is aspirin induced asthma?

Knox, A. J.
July 2002
Thorax;Jul2002, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p565
Academic Journal
There is significant need to learn more about the genetics and pathogenesis of aspirin induced asthma and the role of prostaglandins and leukotrienes in airways diseases. It has become clear that not all the effects of aspirin are beneficial and this is particularly notable in the respiratory tract where a subset of patients with asthma develop an aggressive mucosal inflammatory disease within hours of ingesting aspirin and most other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The article suggests that the best method for diagnosing asprin induced asthma is either oral or inhaled.


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