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Chronic nonallergic rhinitis

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Phillip L Lieberman, MD
Section Editor
Jonathan Corren, MD
Deputy Editor
Anna M Feldweg, MD

INTRODUCTION

Chronic nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) is not a specific disease, but rather a syndrome diagnosed by excluding other disorders. The lack of clarity regarding the pathogenesis of this condition has led to an imprecise terminology and a number of synonyms used to refer to this entity. These include:

Vasomotor rhinitis

Idiopathic rhinitis

Nonallergic, noninfectious rhinitis

Intrinsic rhinitis

                              

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