Problem on the State of the Bronchopulmonary System in Patients with Chronic Allergic Rhinosinusopathy
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
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By means of meticulous evaluation of the pulmonary anamnesis, auscultation of the lungs, spirography, pneumotachometry and histamine aerosol provocations the authors examined the lower respiratory tract in 57 patients with chronic allergic rhinosinusopathy. According to the accepted classification a catarrhal stage of rhinosinusopathy was noted in 14, edematous--in 6 hyperplastic--in 12 and polypous--in 25 patients. Latent bronchospasm was revealed in 28 patients, of this number allergic bronchitis with minimal clinical manifestations in 10, with clinically marked symptoms in 9 bronchial asthma was established in 8 patients. The lungs proved to be healthy only in 2 patients with a short-term allergological anamnesis. In the overwhelming majority of cases bronchial, asthma was found in persons with a protracted allergological anamnesis suffering from persistent, often irreversible, changes of the mucous membrane of the nose and accessory sinuses hyperplasia, polyposis.