Persulphate challenge in female hairdressers with nasal hyperreactivity suggests immune cell, but no IgE reaction.


PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the effects of persulphate on the nasal mucosa and on the immune cells in hairdressers suffering from bleaching powder associated rhinitis (BAR) versus subjects with rhinitis not previously exposed to bleaching powder. METHODS Fifteen hairdressers (S) with BAR, 14 without symptoms (WS) and 12 atopics (A) with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00420-008-0392-3


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