Rhinitis strong predictor of adult-onset asthma

09/22/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of more than 6,400 patients in 14 countries finds allergic and nonallergic rhinitis both are strong predictors of adult-onset asthma. One researcher, in an accompanying editorial, said immunotherapy may help reduce the asthma burden in patients with allergic rhinitis by improving nasal symptom scores and reducing airway responsiveness.

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