Asthma patients are prone to other diseasesNearly 37 million people in the United States alone are afflicted with sinusitis and a big part of this patient population is also affected with asthma, an inflammatory disease of the lungs which is characterized by reversible airway obstruction.

In order to ascertain the differences in symptoms of sinusitis experienced by asthmatics versus non-asthmatics, a study was entailed. 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.