QUICK TAKE: When to consider allergy referral, part 2: Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis

September 1, 2006

This year, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) published guidelines for referring patients to an allergist/immunologist.1 The AAAAI's recommendations for patients with asthma were summarized in the July 2006 issue of

This year, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) published guidelines for referring patients to an allergist/immunologist.1 The AAAAI's recommendations for patients with asthma were summarized in the July 2006 issue of The Journal of Respiratory Diseases.

The referral guidelines for patients who have rhinitis and rhinosinusitis are presented in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.

References:

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