Patients with asthma are prone to other ailmentsSinusitis is a severe health complication affecting approximately 37 million individuals in the United States alone and a big majority of this population is also affected by asthma, which is a disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction.

A study was conducted to examine sinusitis symptom variations noticed by asthmatics and non-asthmatic population also suffering from sinusitis. 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.

Findings of the study 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.