Samter syndrome

Samter syndrome, also know as aspirin or analgesic-induced asthma refers to the constellation of 1-2:

Treatment and prognosis

Treatment is largely centred around avoiding aspirin, treating underlying asthma and if need be polypectomy (surgical or medical). Unfortunately recurrences are common 2.  

Aspirin desensitization has also been tried with at least some short term improvement 2

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Article Information

rID: 6927
System: Head & Neck
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Samter's Syndrome
  • Aspirin induced asthma
  • Analgesic induced asthma

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