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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
May 2003

Vasomotor Rhinitis Should Not Be a Wastebasket Diagnosis

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(5):588-589. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.5.588

In his article Dr Smith discusses an important problem affecting millions of patients—chronic rhinitis. He does an excellent job of reviewing the most common forms of rhinitis, including allergic rhinitis, nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome (NARES), and vasomotor rhinitis. More exhaustive lists of the differential diagnosis may be found in standard texts and review articles.1,2

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