Environmental pollutants and allergic rhinitis.

  title={Environmental pollutants and allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Thomas S. Higgins and Douglas D. Reh},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the current knowledge of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and management of environmental pollutants and allergic rhinitis. RECENT FINDINGS Both active cigarette smoking and passive exposure to cigarette smoke are associated with chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. Matrix metalloproteinase 9, which is thought to contribute to the pathophysiology of allergy, is elevated in children with passive cigarette smoke exposure compared with controls. Ground-level ozone and… CONTINUE READING
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