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Allergic rhinitis and asthma require an integrated management
  1. Paulo Camargos1,
  2. Cássio Ibiapina1,
  3. Laura Lasmar1,
  4. Álvaro A Cruz2
  1. 1Paediatric Pulmonology Unit, University Hospital, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  2. 2ProAR, Nucleo de Excelência em Asma da Universidade Federal da Bahia (FAPESB—CNPq), Salvador, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Professor Paulo Camargos, Paediatric Pulmonology Unit, University Hospital, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Avenida Alfredo Balena 190/Room 267, 30130-100 Belo Horizonte, Brazil; paulo.camargos{at}

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We read with interest and congratulate the authors de Groot et al for the article on the impact of comorbid allergic rhinitis (AR) on asthma control in children.1 We entirely agree with de Groot and coworkers that despite its high prevalence, surprisingly there are few studies on the effects of treatment of AR in asthmatic children and adolescents.

Considering its high frequency and association with poor control of asthma, among untreated and even treated subjects,2 it is noteworthy that in low–middle income …

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  • Ethics approval Approved by Ethics in Research Committee, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.