International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)

Clinical assessment of patients suffering from allergic rhinitis


Dr. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh

Allergic rhinitis is one of the commonest atopic diseases which contribute to significant morbidity. However it has still does not receive the attention it deserves by the patients as well as, clinicians and the clinical characteristics of the patients with AR, according to the recent classification. The present study was hence, conducted with the aim to identify the clinical profile of the patients with AR and to find the severity of symptoms, other co-morbidities and treatment outcome. The present study was planned on 25 patients referred to Department of ENT in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences from July 2018 to Dec 2018. Co morbidities, associating allergic rhinitis, were examined and quality of life summarily assessed, as, subjective degree of disturbance to sleep and daily life activities. Nasal mucosa scraping was taken, from surface of middle third of inferior turbinate with wooden rhino probe and eosinophilic/basophilic infiltration was inspected, to objective ascertaining of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is one of the commonest immunologic diseases experienced by human. In our study we found the disease to be common in younger age group and male predominance. Majority of subject suffers from seasonal rhinitis. Incidence is more in winter because of dry and dusty in these seasons. Moderate to severe symptom were the one who comes to consult physician thus a study in general population is needed to assess the prevalence of the four ARIA ((allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma) classifications of allergic rhinitis. There is need to mobilise health resources to manage the high burden of allergic rhinitis patients overlapping with bronchial asthma.
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Dr. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh. Clinical assessment of patients suffering from allergic rhinitis. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 137-140
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