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Free Content Pediatric allergic rhinitis: Current and future state of the art

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Abstract:

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common cause of allergic disease in the pediatric population. This chronic condition impacts quality of life, exacerbates comorbid conditions, and results in a significant economic burden. With an accurate diagnosis, there are many available therapies to reduce the burden of AR. Options include allergen avoidance, pharmacotherapy, and immune modulation. This review provides a comprehensive discussion of the current and future state of the art in the treatment of pediatric AR.

Keywords: Allergic conjunctivitis; allergic rhinitis; allergoids; antihistamine; epidemiology; pathophysiology; pharmacotherapy; subcutaneous immunotherapy; sublingual immunotherapy; treatment

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2500/aap2008.29.3074

Affiliations: Allergy and Asthma Associates of Southern California, Viejo, California

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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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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