[Intermittent or persistent rhinitis in children and adolescents with Asthma: "the Swiss LARA paediatrics survey"]

Leuppi, J. D. and Wildhaber, J. H. and Spertini, F. and Helbling, A.. (2011) [Intermittent or persistent rhinitis in children and adolescents with Asthma: "the Swiss LARA paediatrics survey"]. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin PRAXIS, Vol. 100, H. 20. pp. 1225-1234.

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Asthma and allergic rhinitis are chronic inflammatory airway diseases which often occur concomitantly. The objective of the LARA program was to identify the comorbidities and characteristics of asthma (A), intermittent or persistent rhinitis (IPR) and physician defined atopic dermatitis (AD) in 6- to 16-year old asthmatic Swiss children and adolescents. Overall, 126 general practitioners and paediatricians collected the data of 670 asthmatics. Approximately one third of the asthmatic children in Switzerland had well-controlled asthma. Almost two thirds of these asthmatics suffered from concomitant IPR. The latter presented with significantly less symptoms while the treatment rates with inhaled corticosteroids (approximately 90%) and leukotriene-receptorantagonists (approximately 50%) were comparable. However, there were almost twice as many passive smokers in the less well-controlled group. The prevalence of AD was similar in both groups. IPR and AD may play an important role as risk factors in the future development of asthma.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie
UniBasel Contributors:Leuppi, Jörg D.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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