Chapter 86. Aspirin-Sensitive Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Robert K. Bush and
  2. Donald W. Asbury

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch16

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bush, R. K. and Asbury, D. W. (2000) Aspirin-Sensitive Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • carboxylic acids;
  • enzyme cyclooxygenase;
  • aspirin;
  • watery rhinorrhoea;
  • pyranocarboxylic acids


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Adverse Reactions

  • Populations at Risk for Aspirin Sensitivity

  • Prevalence of Aspirin Sensitivity

  • Mechanisms of Aspirin Sensitivity

  • Diagnosis of Aspirin Sensitivity

  • Therapy

  • Cross-Reactivity Between Aspirin and Other Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs

  • Conclusion

  • References