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Diagnostic standards for occupational nasal allergy

Volume: 0 - Issue: 0

First page: 13 - Last page: 20

M. Okuda - H. Ohtsuka - K. Sakaguchi - S. Tomiyama - M. Ohnishi - A. Usami - S. Nakahara - K. Yuge

Based on studies of70 outpatients having occupational nasal allergy as well as mass
examinations of workers in two industries, diagnostic standards for this condition
were evaluated.
In practice, interviews concerning the causal relation, frequency, latent period and
atopic disposition often provide suggestions, but sometimes give unreliable evidence
for the basis by which to diagnose occupational nasal allergy. Both rhinoscopy and
nasal smear test for eosinophilia are available, but these only distinguish allergy
from non-allergy. Therefore, examinations, such as skin tests, nasal tests and determination
of the IgE antibody level, using allergen extract ofgood quality, are necessary
for a final diagnosis.

Rhinology 0-0: 13-20, 1982

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