Non-allergic rhinitis in children: Epidemiological aspects, pathological features, diagnostic methodology and clinical management

Abstract

Chronic rhinitis is a very common disease, as the prevalence in the general population resulted to be 40%. Allergic rhinitis has been considered to be the most frequent form of chronic rhinitis, as non-allergic rhinitis has been estimated to account for 25%. However, several evidences suggested that non-allergic rhinitis have been underrated, especially in children. In pediatrics, the diagnostic definition of non-allergic rhinitis has been often limited to the exclusion of an allergic sensitization. Actually, local allergic rhinitis has been often misdiagnosed as well as mixed rhinitis has not been recognized in most cases. Nasal cytology is a diagnostic procedure being suitable for routine clinical practice with children and could be a very useful tool to characterize and diagnose non-allergic rhinitis, providing important clues for epidemiological analysis and clinical management.

DOI: 10.5662/wjm.v6.i4.200

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@inproceedings{Poddighe2016NonallergicRI, title={Non-allergic rhinitis in children: Epidemiological aspects, pathological features, diagnostic methodology and clinical management}, author={Dimitri Poddighe and Matteo Gelardi and Amelia Licari and Michele Miraglia del Giudice and Gian Luigi Marseglia}, booktitle={World journal of methodology}, year={2016} }