Occupational Rhinitis: An Update

Jose Zamora-Sifuentes, Jill A. Poole

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Purpose of Review: Occupational rhinitis is an underdiagnosed disease with significant morbidity and implications in the workplace. Multiple factors associated with this disease continue to pose a challenge to investigators. This review aims to summarize recent literature in occupational rhinitis, including classifications, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as the impact of occupational rhinitis on individuals. Additionally, it identifies areas in need of further research and investigation. Recent Findings: We highlight current research on the association between occupational rhinitis and occupational asthma and the role of immunotherapy in this disease. Discussion includes the impact of social trends on workers and the wider consequences of occupational rhinitis including decreased work productivity, absenteeism, and socioeconomic burden. Summary: Occupational rhinitis remains a challenging disease entity due to the numerous potential causative factors, reduced recognition, morbidity in asthma, and therapeutic limitations. Additional research is needed to better identify disease predictors and develop effective management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-587
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent allergy and asthma reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational disease
  • Occupational rhinitis
  • Work-related rhinitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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