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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Jun;44(3):549-59, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.03.016. Epub 2011 Apr 29.

Types of rhinitis.

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Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. kevin.wilson@hsc.utah.edu

Abstract

Rhinitis is a familiar disorder affecting up to 20% of the general population. Chronic rhinitis can be broadly classified into allergic, infectious, or nonallergic or noninfectious, which are distinguished mainly by a careful history and allergy testing. The pathophysiology of nonallergic rhinitis likely involves a combination of inflammatory and neurogenic mechanisms that are poorly understood. Treatment involves avoiding the offending agent, when possible, and using appropriate medications to control the patient's predominant symptoms.

PMID:
21621045
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2011.03.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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