New research in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that, for children with asthma, rhinitis is a common comorbidity and is frequently not well controlled.
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Researchers enrolled 619 children and adolescents with asthma (6 to 17 years of age) who were evaluated every 2 months for 1 year and were assessed for “the prevalence and severity of rhinitis and its relationship to asthma.”
Overall, 93.5% of children with asthma had a concurrent diagnosis of rhinitis. Perennial allergic rhinitis with seasonal exacerbations was the most common and severe phenotypic presentation, and nonallergic rhinitis was the least common (34.2% vs 11.2%, respectively).