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Comparison of allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis patients on the basis of a computer questionnaire.

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Source
Allergy. 1993 Nov;48(8):602-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1993
Author
S. Lindberg
L. Malm
Author Affiliation
Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Source
Allergy. 1993 Nov;48(8):602-7
Date
Nov-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Comparative Study
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted - methods
Evaluation Studies
Female
Humans
Male
Medical History Taking - methods
Microcomputers
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial - diagnosis
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal - diagnosis
Rhinitis, Vasomotor - diagnosis
Skin Tests
Abstract
From 1 July 1990 to 31 December 1991, all patients referred to the Allergy Section of the ENT Department, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, (n = 678) answered a 134-item questionnaire presented on the screen of a personal computer by pressing Y (for yes) or N (for no) on the keyboard. The objective of this study was to compare the questionnaire responses from patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) with those of patients with perennial nonallergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (VMR). Nasal blockage was the predominant symptom in the VMR group, whereas the AR patients mainly suffered from eye irritation, sneezing, and, to some extent, rhinorrhea. Concomitant asthma was more prevalent in the AR group than in the VMR group, whose histories were characterized by symptoms associated with airway infections. About 60% of both groups reported problems with such nonspecific airway irritants as cigarette smoke and perfumes. With respect to the diagnostic reliability of the history, in the AR group the order of accuracy (according to the skin prick test results) of reported hypersensitivity to allergens was as follows: cat > timothy > birch > dust mite > mugwort. A history of hypersensitivity to molds as a cause of symptoms was of no diagnostic value. The findings suggest that there are several differences in the medical histories of AR and VMR patients that merit further investigation.
PubMed ID
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Definition, prevalence and development of nasal obstruction.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature209899
Source
Allergy. 1997;52(40 Suppl):3-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
1997
Author
M. Jessen
L. Malm
Author Affiliation
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Central Hospital, Växjö, Sweden.
Source
Allergy. 1997;52(40 Suppl):3-6
Date
1997
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Humans
Nasal Obstruction - epidemiology - etiology
Nasal Polyps - complications
Prevalence
Rhinitis - complications
Sweden - epidemiology
PubMed ID
9353553 View in PubMed
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