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I live in france and have been diagnosed with fernand vidal syndrome. Is this malady recognized in the usa?  if so, what is the recommended treatment?

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Erin Brennan
General Practice
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In brief: Yes

It is known as aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in the USA.
Treatment includes: asthma therapy (usually leukotriene modifying agents, e.g. Singulair); medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis; and either avoiding all cox-1 inhibiting NSAIDs (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) Aleve) or aspirin-desensitization followed by daily aspirin.

In brief: Yes

It is known as aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in the USA.
Treatment includes: asthma therapy (usually leukotriene modifying agents, e.g. Singulair); medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis; and either avoiding all cox-1 inhibiting NSAIDs (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) Aleve) or aspirin-desensitization followed by daily aspirin.
Erin Brennan
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Samter's triad

Fernand Widal syndrome is a triad of nasal polyps, moderate to severe asthma, & severe aspirin intolerance.
It is called Samter's triad in the US. Chronic sinus infections & loss of the sense of smell are common consequences of nasal polyps. Dr. Albers is correct Aspirin desensitization can reduce nasal polyps & help control asthma. Corticosteroid sprays for nose & lungs are useful as well.

In brief: Samter's triad

Fernand Widal syndrome is a triad of nasal polyps, moderate to severe asthma, & severe aspirin intolerance.
It is called Samter's triad in the US. Chronic sinus infections & loss of the sense of smell are common consequences of nasal polyps. Dr. Albers is correct Aspirin desensitization can reduce nasal polyps & help control asthma. Corticosteroid sprays for nose & lungs are useful as well.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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