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Effect of Anti-Allergic Treatment on Nasal Surface Basophilic Metachromatic Cells in Allergic Rhinitis

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The nasal surface basophilic metachromatic cells increase in allergic rhinitis and play an important role in the manifestation of nasal symptom. Their numbers were decreased in good correlation with the severity of symptom and nasal provocation reaction after clinical treatment with specific immunotherapy or topical steroid, beclomethasone dipropionate. The percentages of allergen induced histamine release from these cells were not changed after clinical treatment with cromolyn sodium.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 1989

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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