Usefulness of nasal provocation tests in occupational rhinitis.

  title={Usefulness of nasal provocation tests in occupational rhinitis.},
  author={Françoise Zerah-Lancer and Bertrand Pichon and J C Pairon and Martine Herv{\'e}-Guillot and Dominique Marliac and Christian Larger and Stephan Ribeil and Christophe Delclaux and A. Harf},
  volume={47 4},
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether Nasal Provocation Tests (NPT) could help in the diagnosis of occupational rhinitis (OR). METHODS Changes in nasal airway resistance (NAR), measured by posterior rhinomanometry during specific nasal challenge associated with per and post test clinical scores, were compared to a prior probability, based on the patient's history, determined by occupational physicians, in 41 hairdressers and 33 bakers referred for suspected OR. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING