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Infectious Agent-Induced Rhinitis

  • S. Criscione
  • E. Porro
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Part of the Respiratory Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy book series (RPP)

Abstract

Little is known about the epidemiology of nonallergic infectious agent-induced rhinitis. This is not completely surprising, as the diagnosis of infectious rhinitis relies on the recognition of signs and symptoms of varying severity, while a doubt about allergic underlying conditions is always present. In a recent study [1] the estimated minimum prevalence of rhinitis in the general population was 24%, of these, 3% had seasonal symptoms only (of whom 78% were atopic), 13 had perennial symptoms only (of whom 50% were atopic) and 8% had perennial symptoms with seasonal exacerbations (of whom 68% were atopic).

Keywords

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Allergic Rhinitis Allergic Rhinitis Allergy Clin Immunol Common Cold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Criscione
    • 1
  • E. Porro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineUniversity of AquilaAquilaItaly

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