Sao Paulo Medical Journal
versão impressa ISSN 1516-3180
versão On-line ISSN 1806-9460
SARTI, Willy; GOMES-MONTEIRO, Lídia Alice e MACHADO, Claudia Saad Magalhães. The treatment of allergic rhinitis improves the recovery from asthma and upper respiratory infections. Sao Paulo Med. J. [online]. 1995, vol.113, n.5, pp.968-972. ISSN 1516-3180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-31801995000500002.
Forty-six asthmatic children with repeated respiratory infections presented symptoms of allergic rhinitis. All patients were treated locally for allergic rhinitis either with disodium cromoglycate or beclomethasone dipropionate. After six months of treatment, 95% of the children showed improvement of allergic rhinitis and 84% improvement of bronchial asthma, as well as fewer infections. We concluded that allergic rhinitis plays an important role in facilitating infections of the upper respiratory tract, and a possible association of rhinitis, viral infections and bronchial asthma is discussed.
Palavras-chave : Asthma in children; Allergic rhinitis and asthma; Asthma and respiratory infection.