SINUS ABNORMALITIES IN ASTHMATIC PATIENTS
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We examined the prevalence of abnormalities found by sinus X-ray in patients with asthma. The overall prevalence of abnormalities was found greater in patients with asthma 48 of 130 (36.9%), compared to control subjects 2 of 30 (6.6%) (p < 0. 001). Maxillary sinus was the most affected sinus in both asthmatic and control group. The study also confirms the inadequacy of history of symptoms generally said to reflect sinusitis or routine nasal smear for neutrophiLs as a predictor of abnormalities found by sinus x-ray in asthmatic patients. So, all individuals with asthma with clinical evidence of sinusitis or who are poorly controlled or steroid dependent should be evaluated radiographically for possible sinus abnormalities.