Free Content Allergic rhinitis: Managing the adult spectrum

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Abstract:

With the general population increasing in age, clinicians will be seeing more elderly patients. Many present with bothersome rhinitis. A number of physiological and anatomic changes associated with age predispose the elderly population to develop rhinitis. A number of categories of rhinitis occur in elderly people and it is important to make the correct diagnosis. Appropriate therapy is available but the clinician must be wary of side effects, particularly to antihistamines and decongestants that may be more severe in elderly patients.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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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.

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    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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