Author(s): Feng CH, Miller MD, Simon RA, Feng CH, Miller MD, Simon RA
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Abstract BACKGROUND: The united allergic airway is a theory that connects allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic rhinosinusitis, and asthma, in which seemingly disparate diseases, instead of being thought of separately, are instead viewed as arising from a common atopic entity. OBJECTIVE: This article describes patients with such diseases; explores ideas suggesting a unified pathogenesis; elucidates the various treatment modalities available, emphasizing nasal corticosteroids and antihistamines; and provides an update of the literature. METHODS: A literature review was conducted. CONCLUSION: The aggregation of research suggests that AR, asthma, and chronic rhinosinusitis are linked by the united allergic airway, a notion that encompasses commonalities in pathophysiology, epidemiology, and treatment.
This article was published in Am J Rhinol Allergy
and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine