New for AERD Awareness Day on September 26
- Letter to healthcare providers about aspirin therapy
- Wallet size list of commonly available NSAIDs and COX-1 inhibitors
- Summary of medications commonly used for patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)
What is AERD?
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), also known as Samter’s Triad, is a chronic medical condition that consists of three clinical features:
- Sinus disease with recurrent nasal polyps, and
- Sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Many people with AERD also experience chronic sinus infections and a loss of sense of smell.
AERD typically develops in adulthood, usually between the ages of 20 and 50. There is no clearly recognized trigger that causes AERD; it’s not believed to be an inherited disorder.
Symptoms may include nasal congestion, itchy and red eyes, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, headache or sinus pressure, nausea, abdominal pain, a skin rash and alcohol intolerance.
- AERD Fact Sheet
- AERD Patient Guide by Dr. Andrew A. White, MD
- Medications to Avoid List
- Samter’s Society
Don’t let Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) Take Your Breath Away!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Dr. Tanya Laidlaw
Articles of Interest
- Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Evaluation and Management
Lee RU, Stevenson DD. Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Evaluation and Management. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research. 2011;3(1):3-10. doi:10.4168/aair.2011.3.1.3.
- Update on the Management of Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease
Buchheit KM Laidlaw TM Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2016 Jul; 8(4): 298–304.
- PATIENT REGISTRY – AERD/Samter’s Triad Patient Registry
- Scripps AERD FAQ
- AERD – Guide for Physicians