Approach to the Allergic Patient

  • Michael S. Blaiss
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Allergic diseases are among the most common conditions treated by physicians. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population has or will have an allergic condition, such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and food or drug allergy. In approaching the evaluation of the patient with suspected allergy, it is important to elicit a detailed medical history, perform a comprehensive physical examination, and obtain appropriate diagnostic tests.


Atopic Dermatitis Allergic Rhinitis Allergic Disease Chronic Urticaria Allergic Patient 
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