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83rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

16.05. - 20.05.2012, Mainz

Allergic pharyngitis separately occurred: cases report

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  • corresponding author Meihua Zheng - Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Jinan, P.R. China
  • Lufang Gao - Allergy Clinic in Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, P.R. China

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 83. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Mainz, 16.-20.05.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12hnod072

doi: 10.3205/12hnod072, urn:nbn:de:0183-12hnod0724

Published: April 4, 2012

© 2012 Zheng et al.
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Introduction: The allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma are well known as allergic airway disease. However, allergic pharyngitis, when it separately occurred, had not been paid great attention even misdiagnosed as common pharyngitis and treated with usual medicine or antibiotics. How to identify these patients needs to be discussed in order that patients can be diagnosed and treated effectively.

Methods: 79 patients in our clinic are diagnosed as allergic pharyngitis since 5 years and excluded reflux esophagitis, rhinitis, bronchitis, and asthma. The main symptoms are itching, sticky in throat and dry cough without sputum or very little in throat. Among them, there are 51 female and 28 male, age from 21-55 years old. 31 patients in history had ever suffered from allergic rhinitis, skin allergy over half year ago, but no responsive symptoms at present. 48 patients have no allergic history. All patients have no allergic signs in nose, and mucosa in throat looks as normal. Chest x-rays presents no positive signs. Patients stop any related medicine in one week and then get allergic skin-test. All of them have shown positive points compared the known positive point and negative point in skin. 79 Patients were treated as allergic pharyngitis with antihistamine for 2 weeks and their symptom get better effectively.

Results: All patients are effective with no or very less symptoms after treated against allergy.

Conclusion: Allergic pharyngitis should be one of phenotypes of chronic airway diseases.