BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis (Revised Edition 2017; First edition 2007)

Source:
British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology - BSACI
Publisher:
British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
Publication date:
01 July 2017

Abstract

Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Volume 47, Issue 7, July 2017, Pages: 856-889 

 

This is an updated guideline for the diagnosis and management of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, first published in 2007. It was produced by the Standards of Care Committee of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, using accredited methods. Allergic rhinitis is common and affects 10–15% of children and 26% of adults in the UK, it affects quality of life, school and work attendance, and is a risk factor for development of asthma. Allergic rhinitis is diagnosed by history and examination, supported by specific allergy tests. Topical nasal corticosteroids are the treatment of choice for moderate to severe disease