The object of the following presentation is to call attention to a method of ionization which has a pronounced and lasting palliative effect in cases of vasomotor rhinitis.
NATURE OF VASOMOTOR RHINITIS
The factors underlying vasomotor conditions of the nose are not sharply defined. Some authors have assumed that vasomotor rhinitis is a local manifestation of a constitutional allergic state; others have expressed the belief that it is a symptom of some metabolic, endocrinic or nervous disorder. Whichever view is correct, it is generally agreed that this type of rhinitis is not a disease entity, even though substantial proof is still lacking. The nasal condition itself is not a true inflammation but an edema of the membranous tissues characterized by eosinophilic infiltration. As this manifestation is the predominating phenomenon for which patients seek relief, it is clear that rhinologists must pay attention to it in addition to giving whatever
HOLLENDER AR. IONIZATION AS A PROLONGED PALLIATIVE IN VASOMOTOR RHINITIS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(4):448–455. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020460007
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