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Approach to rhinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2893726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhinitis is a common affliction of humans that can cause significant morbidity. Distinction between allergic and nonallergic varieties has important prognostic and therapeutic implications. Newer, nonsedating antihistamines and intranasal steroid preparations have greatly enhanced the treatment of these disorders. Distinguishing factors of viral and bacterial rhinitis have been reviewed. Early recognition of nasal cellulitis and mucormycosis with aggressive therapy is necessary to prevent serious complications. Multiple processes, including structural and drug-induced reactions, can mimic rhinitis. An orderly approach, including a good history and physical examination, coupled with use of the nasal smear, will allow the emergency physician to master this frequent complaint.
R M McNamara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0733-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-07     Completed Date:  1988-04-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia.
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MeSH Terms
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Nose / physiology
Rhinitis / therapy*
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / drug therapy
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / drug therapy
Rhinitis, Vasomotor / therapy
Sympathomimetics / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine H1 Antagonists; 0/Sympathomimetics

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