Eustachian tube dysfunction in allergic rhinitis.

  title={Eustachian tube dysfunction in allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Juan Gerardo Lazo-S{\'a}enz and Armando Alejando Galv{\'a}n-Aguilera and Ver{\'o}nica Araceli Mart{\'i}nez-Ordaz and V{\'i}ctor Manuel Velasco-Rodr{\'i}guez and Armando Nieves-Renter{\'i}a and Cuauht{\'e}moc Benjam{\'i}n Rinc{\'o}n-Casta{\~n}eda},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={132 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess eustachian tube function in patients with allergic rhinitis and compare them with a control group. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Tympanometry was performed in 130 patients (260 ears), divided into 2 groups: 80 cases with allergic rhinitis and 50 healthy controls. Cases underwent skin hypersensitivity tests. RESULTS Cases, age 21.1 +/- 14.9; Controls, age 23.9 +/- 15.6. Most frequent skin hypersensitivity: Dermatophagoides pt (62%), Zea Maiz (44%), and Cockroach (37… CONTINUE READING


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