ABSTRACT Introduction: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem that significantly alters patients’ social life and affects learning at school and work productivity. Materials and methods: A total of 150 patients suggestive of a history of AR were included in this study. The patients underwent a thorough history, clinical examination, diagnostic nasal endoscopic evaluation, and radiological imaging. Results: Out of 150 patients, 65% were male, whereas 35% were female ranging from age 14 to 70 years; 30% of both male and female were between 21 and 25 years; and 85% belonged to urban area, whereas 15% were rural inhabitants. The most significant complaints of patients were mainly paroxysmal sneezing, nasal obstruction, and watery nasal discharge. In the present study, 21% of patients had first-degree relatives with a complaint of AR; 72% of male patients and 75% of female patients had swollen turbinate; 59% of male patients and 62% of female patients had pale edematous nasal mucosa; 68% of male patients and 56% of female patients had granular pharyngitis; and 25% of male patients and 40% of female patients had complications of AR. Conclusion: Allergic rhinitis is a disease of youth that affects mostly people in the age group of 21 to 25 years, and it is paroxysmal sneezing that concerns most of the patients and brings them to hospital. About 60% of the patients have a history of contact with the AR patients. Clinical significance: Allergic rhinitis involves nearly 600 million people all over the world. Our study suggests three cardinal signs of AR, viz., swollen turbinate, pale and edematous nasal mucosa, and granular pharyngitis. This study also signifies female preponderance for complications of AR. Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Complication, First-degree relatives, Paroxysmal sneezing, Swollen turbinate. How to cite this article: Agarwal VK, Goyal M, Bist SS. Study of Predisposing Factor, Clinical Profile, and Complications of Allergic Rhinitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2016;9(2):74-76. Source of support: Nil Conflict of interest: None
and so on ...
" The International Journal of Phonosurgery and Laryngology (IJOPL) is the official journal of the Association of Phonosurgeons of India, a conglomeration of otolaryngologists, who are interested in laryngology and voice. International Journal of Phonosurgery an..."
" Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal is an International periodical devoted at exploring connections between clinical experience and world literature, and understanding of various pathologies and diseases related to the ear, nose and throat. I..."
" There is a virtual explosion of information that is available to those engaged in the management of head and neck diseases. We realize that it is imperative to have one more head and neck journal to allow a greater publication avenue for the head neck communit..."
Subscribe to be the first to know about Best Deals and Exclusive Offers!
4838/24, Ansari Road, Daryaganj
New Delhi 110-002, India