What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • No radiologic studies are necessary in the evaluation of patients with allergies because the diagnosis is made on the basis of the history and confirmed with relevant physical findings and test results.

  • Imaging findings, if available for other reasons, are usually nonspecific and may be the same as those in other types of rhinosinusitis (eg, mucosal thickening, turbinate hypertrophy).


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