Rhinitis-asthma connection: epidemiologic and pathophysiologic basis.

  title={Rhinitis-asthma connection: epidemiologic and pathophysiologic basis.},
  author={Michael S. Blaiss},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  volume={26 1},
Over the last several years, important research has demonstrated the link between the upper airways disease, rhinitis, and lower airways disease, asthma. In fact, it appears that asthma and rhinitis represent components of a single inflammatory airways disease. With the use of epidemiologic data and pathophysiologic studies, the connection between these inflammatory conditions becomes clear. Numerous population studies show the high rate of asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis compared to… CONTINUE READING