oa South African Family Practice - Allergic rhinitis in South African children : there is something new in the air : review article

Volume 47, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Upper respiratory tract symptoms and problems are both common and troublesome in infants and children. Young children get a number of viral upper respiratory tract infections per year, although the symptoms are frequently allergic in origin. This article will address some of the new, as well as the often forgotten, issues in the understanding of allergic rhinitis, especially in children and infants, and particularly in South Africa, where unique situations exist with regard to this disease.

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