Allergic rhinitis--history and presentation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Allergic rhinitis is a common disorder that results from a complex interaction of environmental and genetic causes. This disorder has a tremendous impact on the quality of life and on health care expenditures, as evidenced by a large loss of worker productivity. Care must be taken to promptly diagnose patients with this condition, evaluate them for associated conditions, and begin appropriate management to reduce its impact on the individual and the health care system. Allergic rhinitis represents only a component of the spectrum of inflammatory diseases involving the unified airway.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eapen, RJ; Ebert, CS; Pillsbury, HC

Published Date

  • April 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 325 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 18328371

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-6665

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.otc.2007.11.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States