Chronic rhinitis in South Africa : update 2013

Show simple item record Green, Robin J. Hockman, Maurice Friedman, Raymond Davis, Martin McDonald, Marinda Seedat, Riaaz Els, Carla Levin, Michael Potter, Paul Feldman, Charles 2014-02-12T06:52:11Z 2014-02-12T06:52:11Z 2013-06
dc.description.abstract The term rhinitis implies inflammation of the lining of the nose. Characteristic symptoms are a blocked nose, anterior and posterior rhinorrhea, sneezing and itching. Not all cases of chronic rhinitis have an allergic basis. Chronic non-allergic rhinitis is defined as a condition where ongoing rhinitic symptoms are present for many months (as for persistent allergic rhinitis) but there is no IgE basis. Many common conditions may present as chronic rhinitis, which will need to be investigated and managed on their own merits. Not all cases of chronic rhinitis respond to allergic rhinitis therapy: continued attempts to manage chronic rhinitis as allergic rhinitis may be hampered by pathophysiological conditions where other specific therapy may be required. Chronic rhinitis impacts on patient quality of life, and therefore therapy is important. Managing patients with chronic rhinitis requires attention to patient education in order to achieve the maximal therapeutic benefit of medication. This update is intended to provide clinicians with a sound basis for management of a common condition. en_US
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dc.description.sponsorship Aspen HealthCare provided an unrestricted grant for the meeting of the South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group (SAARWG). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Green, RJ, Hockman, M, Friedman, R, Davis, M, McDonald, M, Seedat, R, Els, R, Levin, M, Potter, P & Feldman, C 2013, 'Chronic rhinitis in South Africa : update 2013', South African Medical Journal, vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 419-422. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1796/SAMJ.6972
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dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Chronic rhinitis en_US
dc.subject Blocked nose en_US
dc.subject Anterior and posterior rhinorrhea en_US
dc.subject Sneezing en_US
dc.subject Itching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhinitis -- South Africa en
dc.title Chronic rhinitis in South Africa : update 2013 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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