Improvement of Chronic Rhinitis Under Aspirin

C. Merkonidis, V. Gudziol, M. P. Cecchini, J. Gerber, H.-S. Seo, C. Bachert, T. Hummel
2012 Respiratory care  
In a subset of aspirin-tolerant asthmatics, administration of aspirin improves respiratory symptoms. We present a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps who exhibited relief of nasal obstruction and nasal discharge and improvement in the sense of smell following oral administration of 150 mg of aspirin daily. Improvement in the patency of the nasal passages was documented by nasal endoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. Improvement of olfactory function was documented by
more » ... ed psychophysical olfactory testing and by means of olfactory event-related potentials.
doi:10.4187/respcare.01190 pmid:22005504 fatcat:mbaf5nsjmrcfpe5s5gatcafzia