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

(2) sneezing

(3) rhinorrhea

(4) nasal pruritis

(5) ocular pruritis

(6) pale and boggy turbinates

(7) good response to nasal corticosteroids


Laboratory findings:

(1) negative allergy testing (serologic, skin)

(2) increased eosinophils in smears of nasal secretions


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