Pregnancy-associated rhinitis

Sagit Shushan, Oscar Sadan, Samuel Lurie*, Shmuel Evron, Abraham Golan, Yehudah Roth

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Abstract

Previous studies overestimated the incidence of pregnancy-associated rhinitis because it is a poorly defined clinical condition. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of this unique type of rhinitis using up-to-date strict criteria. This prospective study included 109 primigravida parturients who were interviewed using a structured questionnaire and underwent detailed rhinoscopy. Pregnancy-associated rhinitis was defined as nasal obstruction symptom and rhinorrhea appearing during pregnancy, lasting for at least 2 months, and disappearing postpartum. The incidence of rhinitis associated with pregnancy at the time of delivery was 9%. No correlation was found between symptoms and signs. Pregnancy-associated rhinitis is an infrequent clinical entity. It may be related to hormonal changes and possibly altered sensation of nasal airflow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Pregnancy
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Rhinoscopy

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