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Allergic rhinitis and the common cold--high cost to society.

Journal article
Authors Johan Hellgren
A Cervin
S Nordling
Annika Bergman
L O Cardell
Published in Allergy
Volume 65
Issue 6
Pages 776-83
ISSN 1398-9995
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Pages 776-83
Language en
Keywords Absenteeism, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Caregivers, Common Cold, economics, Cost of Illness, Efficiency, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Rhinitis, economics, Sweden, Work, Young Adult
Subject categories Otorhinolaryngology


The common cold and allergic rhinitis constitute a global health problem that affects social life, sleep, school and work performance and is likely to impose a substantial economic burden on society because of absence from work and reduced working capacity. This study assesses the loss of productivity as a result of both allergic rhinitis and the common cold in the Swedish working population.

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