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Allergic Rhinitis: Comorbid 

Allergic Rhinitis: Comorbid
Allergic Rhinitis: Comorbid

Robert M. Naclerio

and Ruby Pawankar

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date: 22 April 2021

Allergic rhinitis is the most common atopic disease, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. It is an immunoglobulin E–mediated inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa, characterized by symptoms of nasal itching, sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose. The stuffy nose is the most burdensome symptom to patients, but the itch and sneeze are the most characteristic. Although it is not a fatal disease, allergic rhinitis has a negative impact on the patient’s quality of life (QOL), which is detected not only on disease-specific QOL measures but also on general QOL measures such as the SF36. Sleep, presenteeism, mood and cognition, and participation in sports and leisure activities are all affected, causing a great physical and financial burden on the patient.

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