Allergic rhinitis - top articles for August 2014

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for August 2014:

Allergic airway disease in a tropical urban environment is driven by dominant mono sensitization: dust mite

Rhinitis as a risk factor for depression in pre-adolescents: risk increased from 11 to 17.7%

Is There a Need to Repeat Skin Test in Childhood Allergic Diseases? Yes, 40% had different results 4 yrs later

Impermeable dust mite covers were not helpful in primary and tertiary prevention of allergic disease (meta-analysis)

Allergic rhinitis impairs asthma control by enhancing lower airway inflammation - a striking impact found in study

Is chronic rhinosinusitis related to allergic rhinitis? Evaluate for underlying allergies any patient with CRS

Asthma and Allergen Sensitization start earlier in life than previolsy reported (age 2 for asthma, age 1 for allergy), dust mite is the culprit in 80%

Can Allergy Medicines Suddenly Stop Working? 20% of patients think so

Nonallergic rhinitis - 2014 review by Phil Lieberman

Allergens on desktop surfaces in schools: Mouse allergen found in 97% of samples, cat in 80%, dog in 77%

Aquarium fish food arthropods are potent allergens

"There's no shortcut. Everybody thinks that there ought to be a technology, but reading pollen grains takes a human eye to do it"

The articles were selected from Twitter @Allergy and RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @Aller_MD @AllergyNet @IgECPD @DrAnneEllis @mrathkopf.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to AllergyGoAway AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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