Allergic rhinitis : review of the diagnosis and management : South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group

Show simple item record Richards, Guy A. Gray, Claudia L. De Waal, Pieter Friedman, Ray Hockman, Maurice Karabus, Sarah J. Lodder, Cornelia M. Mabelane, Tshegofatso Mosito, Sylvia M. Nanan, Ashen Peter, Jonny G. Quitter, Traugott H.C. Van den Berg, Sylvia Van Niekerk, Andre Vardas, Eftyhia Feldman, Charles 2024-02-16T11:00:19Z 2024-02-16T11:00:19Z 2023-10-30
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dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Allergic rhinitis (AR) has a significant impact on the community as a whole with regard to quality of life and its relationship to allergic multi-morbidities. Appropriate diagnosis, treatment and review of the efficacy of interventions can ameliorate these effects. Yet, the importance of AR is often overlooked, and appropriate therapy is neglected. The availability of effective medications and knowledge as to management are often lacking in both public and private health systems. METHODS : This review is based on a comprehensive literature search and detailed discussions by the South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group (SAARWG). RESULTS : The working group provided up-to-date recommendations on the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and management of AR, appropriate to the South African setting. CONCLUSION : Allergic rhinitis causes significant, often unappreciated, morbidity. It is a complex disease related to an inflammatory response to environmental allergens. Therapy involves education, evaluation of allergen sensitisation, pharmacological treatment, allergen immunotherapy (AIT) and evaluation of the success of interventions. Regular use of saline; the important role of intranasal corticosteroids, including those combined with topical antihistamines and reduction in the use of systemic steroids are key. Practitioners should have a thorough knowledge of associated morbidities and the need for specialist referral. CONTRIBUTION : This review summarises the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of AR such that it is a resource that allows easy access for family practitioners and specialists alike. en_US
dc.description.department Immunology en_US
dc.description.department Otorhinolaryngology en_US
dc.description.department Paediatrics and Child Health en_US
dc.description.librarian am2024 en_US
dc.description.sdg SDG-03:Good heatlh and well-being en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Richards, G.A., McDonald, M., Gray, C.L. et al. Allergic rhinitis: Review of the diagnosis and management: South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group. South African Family Practice 2023;65(1), a5806. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/safp.v65i1.5806
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS en_US
dc.rights © 2023. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Allergic rhinitis en_US
dc.subject Intranasal corticosteroids en_US
dc.subject Antihistamines en_US
dc.subject Immunotherapy en_US
dc.subject Saline rinse en_US
dc.subject SDG-03: Good health and well-being en_US
dc.title Allergic rhinitis : review of the diagnosis and management : South African Allergic Rhinitis Working Group en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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