Nonallergic Rhinitis with Eosinophilia Syndrome (NARES) is easily confused with allergic rhinitis but has a number of distinctive features.
Clinical findings in a patient with NARES:
(1) nasal congestion
(4) nasal pruritis
(5) ocular pruritis
(6) pale and boggy turbinates
(7) good response to nasal corticosteroids
(1) negative allergy testing (serologic, skin)
(2) increased eosinophils in smears of nasal secretions
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Specialty: Otolaryngology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology/Rheumatology