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Asthma with NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease (NERD) is associated with uncontrolled or severe asthma. NERD patients are more prone to severe allergic reactions and their asthma exacerbations lead to hospitalisations twice as often compared to patients with non-NERD-asthma. NERD patients are prone to recurrent nasal polyposis requiring frequent endoscopic sinus surgeries. However, the early risk factors of NERD are not fully understood. The aim was to identify risk factors of NERD among patients with adult-onset asthma. We used data from 1350 population-based adult asthmatics with adult-onset asthma from Finnish national registers. NERD was defined as self-reported wheeze or other typical respiratory symptoms after ingestion of NSAIDs. Thirty-six covariates covering several domains (personal characteristics, life-style, early life factors, asthma characteristics and multimorbidities) were selected based on literature and were studied in association with NERD using logistic regressions. The study population included 153 (11.3%) asthmatics with NERD. Thirty-six covariates were entered in univariate logistic regression analysis, in which 23 were associated with NERD (p < 0.05). These variables were entered in a multivariable logistic regression model in which allergic respiratory symptoms, female sex, osteoarthritis, difficult asthma, nasal polyps, second-hand smoke exposure at home, having 3 or more older siblings and being overweight were significantly associated with asthma with NERD (p < 0.05). Overweight decreased the risk of NERD, other factors increased it. According to our study, risk factors of NERD in part are associated with female sex, BMI, exposure to tobacco smoke, allergy, orthopaedic disorders and infection history, and their early recognition might thus be important to manage the burden of NERD. © 2023 The Authors. Clinical and Translational Allergy published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


Alma Helevä, Aada Murtomäki, Heini Huhtala, Jean Bousquet, Annika Luukkainen, Jussi Karjalainen, Riikka Lemmetyinen, Jari Haukka, Paulus Torkki, Mikko Nuutinen, Sanna Toppila-Salmi. Risk factors of NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease: A population-based study. Clinical and translational allergy. 2023 Aug;13(8):e12296

PMID: 37632242

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