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What is Samter's triad?

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This combination of problems is also called aspirin triad and aspirin-sensitive asthma. It includes:

Along with lasting stuffiness, you’ll notice watery eyes, a cough, and other problems. You might lose your sense of smell. Some people have sudden, severe asthma attacks that can be triggered by alcohol.

  • Reactions to aspirin and NSAIDs
  • Asthma or bronchospasm triggered by taking aspirin or a NSAID
  • Growths in your nasal passages, called polyps, that can cause problems with your sinuses

SOURCES:

American Rhinologic Society: "Aspirin Desensitization."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease," "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Aspirin Desensitization."

University of Texas Medical School at Houston: ASA Triad.

World Asthma Foundation: Asthma & Aspirin Sensitivity.

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Rhinologic Society: "Aspirin Desensitization."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease," "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Aspirin Desensitization."

University of Texas Medical School at Houston: ASA Triad.

World Asthma Foundation: Asthma & Aspirin Sensitivity.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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