Nasal blown secretion evaluation in specific occupational nasal challenges.

@article{Pignatti2010NasalBS,
  title={Nasal blown secretion evaluation in specific occupational nasal challenges.},
  author={Patrizia Pignatti and Gianni Pala and Marta Pisati and Luca Perfetti and Gabriella Banchieri and Gianna Moscato},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={217-23}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the usefulness of nasal blown secretion evaluation during specific nasal provocation test (sNPT) in diagnosing occupational rhinitis (OR). METHODS To validate the method, nasal blown secretions from 103 healthy subjects and 30 allergic rhinitis patients were analyzed. Furthermore, we analyzed nasal blown secretions, collected before and after sNPT, of 29 subjects with work-related rhinitis symptoms (WRRS) who underwent the diagnostic pathway for OR. Rhinoscopy and nasal… CONTINUE READING