Allergic disorders have been described as an epidemic of the modern era affecting approximately 20% of the general population. Allergic rhinitis is considered to be the most common, but also the most under-diagnosed and mistreated of all allergic diseases. The vast majority of individuals with symptoms of rhinitis are managed in the primary care setting, while only severe cases are treated by specialists in allergy, lung medicine, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology and dermatology.
Fast Facts: Rhinitis belongs to a group of highly illustrated, concise handbooks and includes the very latest information on allergic and other forms of rhinitis, acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, plus comorbidities such as asthma, adenoid hypertrophy and otitis media with effusion. This short and compact text focuses on the early and accurate diagnosis, optimized treatment and apposite referrals of those with difficult disease. Each chapter is featured with practical figures, tables, as well as key points and key references for further reading keeping the reader’s interest at its peak.
Book contents: Allergy and allergens, Pathogenesis, Classification of allergic rhinitis, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Non-allergy rhinitis, Diagnosing rhinitis, Therapeutic principles, Rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps, Comorbidities and complications of allergic rhinitis, Future tends and Useful resources.
Glenis K Scadding, Consultant Physician in Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Rhinology Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital London, UK
Wytske J Fokkens, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands