Control of nasal obstruction in perennial allergic rhinitis

@article{Wang2004ControlON,
  title={Control of nasal obstruction in perennial allergic rhinitis},
  author={De Yun Wang and Md Tanveer Raza and Bruce R. Gordon},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={165-170}
}
Purpose of reviewNasal obstruction, the cardinal symptom of persistent (perennial) allergic rhinitis, is one of the most common symptoms encountered in primary care and in specialist clinics. It is difficult to quantify by clinical examination, and, hence, objective assessment of the nasal airway is critical to rhinologic research. Nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis must be treated the year round, and therefore treatment choices, costs, and compliance all become important public… 

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