Classification and management of allergic rhinitis patients in general practice during pollen season.

@article{Hoecke2006ClassificationAM,
  title={Classification and management of allergic rhinitis patients in general practice during pollen season.},
  author={Helen Van Hoecke and Nathan Vastesaeger and Lode Dewulf and Lien Sys and Paul van Cauwenberge},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={705-11}
}
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) represents a major challenge in primary care. The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) group proposed a new classification for AR and developed evidence-based guidelines for the management of this disease. We conducted this study to further characterize the classes of AR described by ARIA, and to evaluate whether the management of AR in general practice is in accordance with the ARIA guidelines. METHODS During the pollen season of 2003, 95… CONTINUE READING