Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of mold-related allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis

Consider the following:

  • Viral infectious rhinitis

  • Nasal congestion as a complication of pregnancy

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Rhinitis medicamentosa (rebound vasodilation due to drugs such as Neo-Synephrine, terbutaline, and reserpine)

  • Tumors

In children, the presence of congenital choanal atresia or a foreign body should be considered. The presence of nasal polyps should be carefully excluded.

Differential diagnoses for allergic conjunctivitis include but are not limited to infectious conjunctivitis (viral and bacterial) and vernal conjunctivitis.


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