Nasal Provocation Tests in the Diagnosis of Urticaria Induced by Acetylsalicylic Acid

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Nasal provocation tests with lysine acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) have been used in the diagnosis of ASA-induced asthma and rhinitis. To establish its possible role in identifying aspirin sensitivity manifested by urticaria or angioedema, 18 patients suffering from chronic or acute recurring urticaria/angioedema (10 ASA-sensitive and 8 ASA-nonsensitive) were submitted to nasal provocation tests with freshly prepared solutions of lysine ASA. Clinical response and variation of nasal expiratory peak-flow were evaluated, classified according to previously defined scores, and compared. The results showed a significant difference between ASA-sensitive and ASA-nonsensitive patients, suggesting that this test can be an important diagnostic tool for ASA-induced urticaria/angioedema.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1997

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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.

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