Provocative challenges in patients with multiple chemical sensitivity.

  title={Provocative challenges in patients with multiple chemical sensitivity.},
  author={Art Leznoff},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={99 4},
  • Art Leznoff
  • Published 1997 in The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Whether multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is an organic disease initiated by environmental exposure or a psychologic disorder is a subject of controversy. The identification of pathophysiologic or psychophysiologic mechanisms occurring in patients with MCS after provocative challenges should be illuminating. Fifteen patients with MCS were challenged with their trigger substances and observed clinically. Prechallenge and postchallenge pulmonary function tests and PCO2, PO2, and oxygen… CONTINUE READING
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