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Aspirin Treatment of Patients with Aspirin Intolerance, Asthma, and Nasal Polyps

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Patients with the triad of aspirin (ASA) intolerance, asthma, and nasal polyps present a clinical challenge for the allergist because their polyps generally are refractory to traditional treatments and their asthmatic symptoms may become more difficult to control with time. These patients can be desensitized and treated with ASA with subsequent improvement in their nasal and respiratory symptoms. This article describes one such individual and briefly reviews the literature regarding this triad. The diagnosis of ASA intolerance, mechanistic studies, a desensitization protocol, and new therapies are reviewed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-11-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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