Application of allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma guidelines in terms of classification, risk factors, quality of life and co-morbidities in allergic rhinitis patients in Northern India


  • Anmol Kumar Agarwal Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Rohit Sharma Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Vinit Sharma Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India



ARIA, RQLQ, Comorbidities, Classification, Quality of life, Risk factors


Background: Despite the high prevalence of allergic rhinitis, there are only few studies on application of ARIA (allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma) guidelines.

Methods: It was a prospective study of 164 patients. Based on ARIA guidelines; patients were graded for severity, risk factors studied, co morbidities documented and quality of life assessed using rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ).  

Results: A total of 164 cases were studied between the age group 10-72 years of which 56.1% were males. Most common trigger observed was dust (56.1%). Allergic conjunctivitis was most common co-morbidity associated. Using RQLQ it was observed that ARIA.

Conclusions: ARIA guidelines appropriately classify allergic rhinitis, determines risk factors and associated co-morbidities. RQLQ can be used to determine quality of life in allergic rhinitis.

Author Biographies

Anmol Kumar Agarwal, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Senior Resident

Rohit Sharma, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Professor and Head

Vinit Sharma, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS IMS, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India



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