Mucosal allergy in the absence of systemic allergy in nasal polyposis and rhinitis: a meta-analysis.

@article{Shatkin1994MucosalAI,
  title={Mucosal allergy in the absence of systemic allergy in nasal polyposis and rhinitis: a meta-analysis.},
  author={J S Shatkin and Kathelijne Godelieve Delsupehe and Ronald A. Thisted and Jacquelynne Perou Corey},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={553-6}
}
To better determine the role of allergy in rhinitis and nasal polyposis, we assessed the prevalence of nasal mucosal allergy in the absence of systemic allergy. After a thorough literature search we compiled and analyzed data from nine studies (287 patients) that tested for specific immunoglobulin E both intranasally and systemically. When meta-analysis was applied to the different populations, 19% of those who demonstrated specific immunoglobulin E manifested nasal mucosal allergy but no… CONTINUE READING

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