Joint Hypermobility, Allergic Rhinitis, Anxiety and poor immunity

21 January 2013

Through my practice in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry, I have come across a few children and families who have this combination of hypermobility, Allergic Rhinitis and other allergies and Anxiety. I have often wondered if this combination is merely a chance finding or whether there is a logical explanation for this combined occurrence.

To consistently find patients who share these similar characteristic has fascinated me immensely and this review by Ross and Grahame looks to be a great starting point for research in this area.

Competing interests: None declared

Meenakshi S Shanmugam, Child Psychiatrist

Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Pine Rivers Child and Youth Mental Health Services

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