Nasal polyposis, nasal congestion, and olfactory disturbances attack asthma patientsNearly 37 million people in the United States alone suffer from sinusitis and a big part of this population also suffers from asthma that is an inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by reversible airway obstruction.

A study was conducted for identifying variations in sinusitis symptoms experienced by asthmatics versus non-asthmatics; 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 study 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.