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Inadequate diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis: assessing the damage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12866317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Failure to diagnosis and treat nonallergic rhinitis, as it occurs alone or concomitantly with allergic rhinitis, has significant consequences. Importantly, the patient experiences inadequate relief of symptoms with therapy. As a result, the dissatisfied patient also incurs increased costs from multiple office visits and prescriptions besides incurring losses in productivity and continued comprises in the quality of life. In addition, untreated or inadequately treated rhinitis is associated with increased risks of oral/facial abnormalities, nasal polyposis, sinusitis, otitis media, and behavioral and psychological disturbances. Most importantly may be the fact that rhinitis is a risk factor for the development of asthma. Thus, improvements in the clinical awareness and treatment of nonallergic and mixed rhinitis may reduce the onset of asthma.
Dennis Ledford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1088-5412     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-17     Completed Date:  2003-11-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9603640     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida, James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / etiology
Cost of Illness
Diagnostic Errors
Rhinitis / diagnosis*,  economics,  etiology
Sinusitis / complications

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