Study finds up to 75 percent of asthmatic adults have an allergy

Posted: 4/4/2013

More than 25 million American children, adolescents and adults currently have a diagnosis of asthma.

Previously it was thought that underlying allergies were only prevalent in children with allergies. In fact, almost 80 percent of children with asthma have underlying allergies, so perhaps that was not necessarily the case with adults with asthma.

However, a new study published in this month's Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that about 75 percent of asthma sufferers aged 20 to 40 years old and 65 percent of asthmatic adults aged 55 years and older, have at least one confirmed allergy. Read more.