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An overview of adult allergic disorders.
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PMID:  4034119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stuffy nose, itchy and watery eyes, shortness of breath with wheezing, hives and stomach upsets often translate into allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, urticaria and food allergies. These symptoms present a diagnostic dilemma to practitioners, even when sophisticated immunologic tests are available. Given a good history, however, the most common allergic disorders can be diagnosed and managed by nurse practitioners. In this article, an overview is presented which includes a discussion of four chronic adult allergic problems: rhinitis, asthma, urticaria and food allergies. A review of basic immunological principles is provided. Each condition is described in terms of data collection and assessment criteria. General client education guidelines follow.
J H Mennies; E G Nice; A Courter; M C Patton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nurse practitioner     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0361-1817     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-10     Completed Date:  1985-10-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603663     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16, 19-20, 22-3 passim     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / diagnosis,  nursing
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis,  nursing
Hypersensitivity* / diagnosis,  immunology,  nursing
Medical History Taking
Nurse Practitioners
Nursing Assessment
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / diagnosis,  nursing
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / diagnosis,  nursing
Urticaria / diagnosis,  nursing

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