AR may increase hospitalisation in asthma 8
- Asthma patients with coexisting AR are 1.5 times more likely to have an asthma-related hospitalisation than those without 8
- They are also more likely to have emergency room visits (3.6% vs 1.7%, p=0.029) 8
Combined treatment may improve QoL 7
- Combining treatment strategies in patients with AR and asthma may reduce medical treatment costs and improve symptom control and QoL 7
AR: allergic rhinitis; QoL: quality of life
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