Asthma patients are easy victims of nasal polyposis, nasal congestion, and olfactory disturbancesApproximately 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis and a part of this population is unfortunate enough to also suffer from asthma, which is an inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by reversible airway obstruction.

A study was entailed to identify the variations in sinusitis symptoms experienced by asthmatics versus non-asthmatics. The authors of “The Incidence and the Effect of Asthma on Consecutive Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis,” were Melanie W. Seybt MD, Kevin C. McMains MD, and Stilianos E. Kountakis MD PhD, all with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.

The findings were presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY.