Alesha V.

asked • 02/02/21

Pathophysiology Immune Disorders Question

  1. A 32-year old man presents in the allergy clinic with complaints of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. His major complaints are those of nasal pruritis (itching) nasal congestion with profuse watery drainage, sneezing and eye irritation. The physical examination reveals edematous and inflamed nasal mucosa and redness of the ocular conjunctiva. He relates that this happens every fall during “ragweed season.”  
  2. Explain the immunologic mechanisms that are responsible for this man’s symptoms.  
  3. What type of diagnostic test might be used? 

1 Expert Answer


Sam N. answered • 02/03/21

5 (1)

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