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Lung Function in Allergic Rhinitis

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Allergic rhinitis and asthma are traditionally viewed as distinctly different diseases. Allergic rhinitis affects the upper respiratory tract while asthma is a disorder of the lower respiratory tract. Evidence is presented to show that the characteristic physiologic abnormalities of asthma are present in many patients with allergic rhinitis despite the absence of bronchial symptoms. The discovery of these features in some patients with allergic rhinitis may prove to be useful in predicting which patients with rhinitis will develop asthma in the future.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1982

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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