912 A MONKEY MODEL FOR IgE MEDIATED OTITIS MEDIA WITH EFFUSION

An allergic (IgE) pathogenesis for otitis media with effusion (OME) has been suggested but not confirmed. Monkeys have been used previously to study allergic reactions by passive sensitization with serum from allergic patients. A method of insufflation of the eustachian tube (politzerization) by ragweed pollen grains was confirmed by recovery of pollen from… (More)