Which conditions increase the risk for allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in children?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Javed Sheikh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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A population-based, case-control study found a strong association between atopic diseases (AD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The results of the study, which included 4692 children with ADHD and 18,768 randomly selected controls, showed that children with ADHD had a higher rate of allergic disease than controls, particularly allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. [40]


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