Immunologic changes after nasal provocation with allergen

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Sep;109(3 Pt 2):579-83.


The high prevalence of allergic rhinitis requires all physicians and surgeons to have a fundamental understanding of this disease. Fortunately, patients with allergic rhinitis can be diagnosed accurately and prescribed effective treatment for symptoms. In the future, as the natural history of allergic rhinitis is appreciated and the pathophysiology better understood, additional points for therapeutic intervention will emerge. Research efforts should focus not solely on acquiring additional symptomatic therapies but also on altering the natural course of the illness.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nasal Provocation Tests
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / diagnosis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / immunology
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / physiopathology*