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2021 Feb 16

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol

Rhinophototherapy, an alternative treatment of allergic rhinitis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.


Costa T M R, Carneiro F M, de Oliveira K A S, Souza M F B, Avelino M A G, Wastowski I J
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Feb 16.
PMID: 33663975.


Allergic rhinitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa, mediated by immunoglobulin E, affecting 1 in 6 individuals. The treatment aims at attaining symptomatic control with minimal side effects, a requirement for new alternative therapies, including phototherapy, as it has an immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory effect.