Rhinitis and inhalant allergens.

  title={Rhinitis and inhalant allergens.},
  author={Robert N. Naclerio and William Solomon},
  volume={278 22},
Allergic rhinitis affects about 20% of the US population. The diagnosis is based on patterns of symptoms, physical examination, and assessment of IgE antibodies by skin or in vitro testing. The most common offending allergens are pollens of grasses, trees, and weeds; fungi; animal allergens; and dust mites. In an individual with nasal allergy, exposure leads to rapid release of mast cell-derived mediators. This immediate response is followed by a cell-dominated response, including eosinophils… CONTINUE READING