Thunderstorm Asthma in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: The TAISAR study.
Jo A Douglass, Caroline Lodge, Samantha Chan, Alice Doherty, Ju Ann Tan, Celina Jin, Alastair Stewart, Anne M Southcott, Andrew Gillman, Joy Lee, Danny Csutoros, Liam Hannan, Laurence Ruane, Sara Barnes, Lou Irving, Nur-Shirin Harun, Phillipe Lachapelle, Kymble Spriggs, Michael Sutherland, Katharine See Show all
J Allergy Clin Immunol | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Asthma epidemics associated with thunderstorms have had catastrophic impacts on individuals and emergency services. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is present in the vast majority of people who develop thunderstorm asthma (TA), but there is little evidence regarding risk factors for TA among the SAR population. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify risk factors for a history of TA and hospital presentation in a cohort of individuals with SAR. METHODS: This multi-centre study recruited adults from Melbourne (Australia) with a past diagnosis of TA and/or self-reported SAR. Clinical information, spirometry, white blood-cell count, ryegrass pollen specific IgE (RGP-spIgE) and fractional ..View full abstract