ISSN: 2455-1759 Clinical Group

Archives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology  Open Access

    Abstract

    Open Access Review Article Article ID: AOR-2-122

    Clinical Circadian Behaviour of Infantile Allergic Rhinitis

    Dario Palhares* and Lisiane S Ferreira

    Objectives: In a week, not every day the patient with allergic rhinitis will have symptoms; also, in a year, not every month the patient will have complaints. Therefore, the clinical evaluation of allergic rhinitis in children should take in consideration the frequency of symptoms and the circadian cycle. 

    Methods: forty patients at an outpatient service of general pediatrics who had been diagnosed as presenting active allergic rhinitis were invited to fill up a questionnaire where the symptoms had to be registered at each period of the day, during the following 7 days. 

    Results: thirty patients completed the study. Each child presented a distinct pattern of weekly behavior, which was seen at the high values of standard deviations. The frequency of the symptoms were significantly reduced between midday and 16:00 hour. 

    Conclusion: the infantile allergic rhinitis presents a nitid circadian behaviour, being less active around midday. The registration of symptoms during a week revealed that there are patients with almost daily symptoms, but the majority of them present symptoms intermittently, and this information is useful for planning and monitoring the treatment.

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    Published on: Jul 25, 2016 Pages: 44-46

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000022 CrossMark

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