Allergic rhinitis and asthma: the link further unraveled.

  title={Allergic rhinitis and asthma: the link further unraveled.},
  author={G. J. Braunstahl and Peter W Hellings},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={9 1},
Allergic asthma and rhinitis are manifestations of the atopic syndrome. Although the diseases commonly occur together, it is still unclear why some allergic patients develop only asthma and others only rhinitis. The reason for the variety in clinical expression of allergic airway disease is not known. Besides a genetic predisposition, environmental factors contribute to the development of the allergic phenotype. Local and systemic inflammatory processes also seem to be involved, however, their… CONTINUE READING