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Aspirin induced asthma

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1076

Effect size needs to be clarified

  1. Robert D Southward, consultant in accident and emergency medicine (
  1. University Hospital of Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS24 9AH

    EDITOR—Jenkins et al describe the pooled data for the risk of aspirin induced asthma, and by implication all asthma induced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).1 NSAIDs are an important group of medicines in the treatment of acute pain after injury. Not all patients are, however, able to tolerate them because of respiratory or gastrointestinal side …

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