Diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis in children

Timothy Brown*

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Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common chronic diseases managed by pediatricians. It can result in a significant burden of disease for the patient and their family.This article reviews classification of this condition as well as its pathophysiology, mediated by a Th2 lymphocyte response. Methods of diagnosis via elicitation of a thorough history, focused physical examination, and testing for specific allergen sensitization are discussed.Treatment of this condition is examined, focusing on allergen avoidance and a variety of available pharmacotherapies. Finally, allergen immunotherapy modalities and their potential for disease-modifying effects as well as their potential risks and benefits are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e485-e488
JournalPediatric annals
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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