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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-115

Correlation between dyslipidemia and severity of allergic rhinitis


1 Otolaryngology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
2 Medical Biochemistry Units, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
3 Cardiology Units, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
4 Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed R Ahmed
Otolaryngology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia - 41611
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejo.ejo_90_17

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Background Allergic rhinitis is a common problem affecting between 20 and 25% of the population lowering the quality of life (QOL) more than any other disease. Dyslipidemia is known to impact potently the development of atopy as it promotes proatopic Th2 immunity and allergic inflammation. Objective The aim was to test the correlation between severity of allergic rhinitis and dyslipidemia. Materials and methods A comparative study carried out on 350 allergic rhinitis patients were subjected to full serum lipid assays, visual analog scale assessing their nasal symptoms, and QOL assessment using a seven-point scale. Results Patients were divided into two groups (according to their lipid profile): abnormal dyslipidemia group (33%) and normal lipid profile group (67%). The abnormal dyslipidemia group showed a more intense allergic rhinitis symptoms compared with the normal lipid profile with poor QOL score (1.97). Conclusion Dyslipidemia might play an important role in increasing the severity of allergic rhinitis symptoms with impaired patients’ QOL; therefore, its control could achieve better treatment outcomes.


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