Aspirin-Sensitive Asthma

  • Andrzej Szczeklik
  • Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka
  • Marek Sanak
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 3)

Most people tolerate aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) well. Asthmatics, however, are exception. First reports on the attacks of bronchoconstriction following aspirin ingestion appeared over a hundred years ago, shortly after introduction of aspirin into therapy. It took several decades to realize that aspirin-induced asthma (AIA), as it started to be addressed, constitutes a clear-cut clinical syndrome. Some of the mechanisms operating in the syndrome have been clarified, but its origin still awaits the explanation. Within the last years a few reviews on AIA were published [1-5]. In this paper we, therefore, concentrate on the most recent findings, following presentation of the basic data.


Allergy Clin Immunol Nasal Polyp Nasal Polyposis Allergy Asthma Immunol Aspirin Desensitization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Szczeklik
    • 1
  • Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka
    • 1
  • Marek Sanak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineJagiellonian University School of MedicineCracowPoland

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