The Distinguishing Clinical Features of Nonallergic Rhinitis Patients.

The Distinguishing Clinical Features of Nonallergic Rhinitis Patients. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 May 20;:1945892419850750 Authors: Hamizan AW, Azer M, Alvarado R, Earls P, Barham HP, Tattersall J, Rimmer J, Kalish L, Sewell WA, Harvey R Abstract BACKGROUND: Not all rhinitis patients are affected by an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory process. Skin and serum allergy assessments are limited in their ability to define local allergic rhinitis (LAR). Thus, patients with negative systemic allergy assessments comprise a mix of those who truly have nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) and patients with LAR. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of patients with NAR. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on consecutive adults with rhinitis symptoms who underwent turbinate surgery. NAR patients were defined by excluding allergy using both systemic (serum-specific IgE and/or skin prick test) and local (inferior turbinate tissue-specific IgE) tests. Allergic rhinitis (AR) patients were defined by any positive systemic or local test toward aeroallergens. The clinical characteristics studied included allergic comorbidities (asthma, eczema, allergic conjunctivitis), inhalant allergen triggers (dust, pollen, animal dander), and environmental triggers (Cincinnati Irritant Index [CII]). RESULTS: There were 154 participants (41.79 ± 14.78 years, 37.7% female). NAR patients (11.7%) were older (49.33 &plusm...
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

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