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Allergic Shiners

Allergic Shiners To the Editor.— The response by Gerald A. Gellin, MD (1981;245:1165), to the question "Dark Circles Around the Eyes," failed to mention the phenomenon of "allergic shiners." This stigmata of allergic rhinitis—dark, often swollen circles below the eyes— is thought to be caused by stasis of blood secondary to pressure on the veins from edema of the mucous membranes of the nasal and paranasal cavities.1-3 Thus, the presence of dark circles around and especially under the eyes should prompt the physician to search carefully for signs and symptoms of allergic disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Allergic Shiners

JAMA , Volume 246 (8) – Aug 21, 1981

Allergic Shiners

Abstract



To the Editor.—
The response by Gerald A. Gellin, MD (1981;245:1165), to the question "Dark Circles Around the Eyes," failed to mention the phenomenon of "allergic shiners." This stigmata of allergic rhinitis—dark, often swollen circles below the eyes— is thought to be caused by stasis of blood secondary to pressure on the veins from edema of the mucous membranes of the nasal and paranasal cavities.1-3 Thus, the presence of dark circles around and...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1981.03320080021014
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Abstract

To the Editor.— The response by Gerald A. Gellin, MD (1981;245:1165), to the question "Dark Circles Around the Eyes," failed to mention the phenomenon of "allergic shiners." This stigmata of allergic rhinitis—dark, often swollen circles below the eyes— is thought to be caused by stasis of blood secondary to pressure on the veins from edema of the mucous membranes of the nasal and paranasal cavities.1-3 Thus, the presence of dark circles around and especially under the eyes should prompt the physician to search carefully for signs and symptoms of allergic disease.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 21, 1981

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