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1

Which antibody mediates allergic rhinitis?

IgE

2

Nasal smear in allergic rhinitis will typically show what kind of cells?

Eosinophils

3

What are Dennie-Morgan lines?

Wrinkles below the eyes associated with allergic rhinitis.

4

You have examined a 10 year old boy in whom you suspect allergic rhinitis. You see a nasal polyp. Should you be concerned?

YES. Polyps are not common in allergic rhinitis and this should trigger you think of CF or fungal sinusitis.

5

What is the most effective medical therapy for allergic rhinitis?

Nasal corticosteroids

6

How would you advise a family to decrease dust mite exposure to their allergic 11 year old daughter?

Wash sheets in 140 degree water.
Impermeable mattress and pillow covers.
Humidity

7

A 7 year old girl returns to clinic for follow-up of allergy symptoms. Parents found a new home for their cat two months ago. The daughter was allergic to the cat. What do you advise they do now?

Wait and clean whatever else you can. Cat dander is potent for up to 4 months.