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Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease: Burden of disease

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Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by adult onset of asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), nasal polyposis, and aspirin sensitivity. In this syndrome, each disease component has deleterious effects on the patient's health and quality of life. Latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control indicate 8.2% of the U.S. population has asthma and among adult asthmatic patients, up to 9% have AERD. Approximately 13% of the population suffers from CRS and 15% of patients with CRS with nasal polyposis have AERD. A review of the impact that each component of AERD has on patients will delineate the considerable burden of AERD, especially when considering the cumulative effects of the tetrad.

Keywords: AERD; NSAID; anosmia; aspirin sensitivity; aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease; asthma; burden of disease; chronic rhinosinusitis; nasal polyps

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-03-01

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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.

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