PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
To evaluate the impact of allergic rhinitis on olfaction in children and characterize it using the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma) criteria for severity and duration.
This study included 1260 children who were 6–12 years of age with allergic rhinitis diagnosed by an allergist from 271 centers in Spain between May and July 2008.
This was an observational, cross-sectional, multicenter study. Inclusion criteria included symptoms of rhinoconjunctivitis for >1 year, sensitization to 1 or more aeroallergens by skin or specific immunoglobulin E testing, and discontinuation of maintenance medications for allergic rhinitis at …