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Allergic Rhinitis Case Studies

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The patient is a 39 year-old male with obesity, sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis who presented to primary care physician with elevated liver enzymes incidentally found on routine employee physical. The patient complained of shortness of breath with exertion, chronic mild productive cough, and occasional wheezing. His shortness of breath improved with an inhaled bronchodilator. He reported snoring as a child, and recurrent ear infections for the past 15 years. Patient experienced hives in reaction to penicillin and tetanus. Of note, the patient worked in a steel mill as a maintenance coordinator and was a member of the Hazmat and Fire Rescue team. He reported exposure to smoke at this job, and he occasionally smoked cigars. He denied any family
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