The importance of mold sensitivity in nonallergic rhinitis patients


Demirturk M., Gelincik A. , Ulusan M. , Ertek B., Buyukozturk S., Colakoglu B.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ALLERGY & RHINOLOGY, vol.6, no.7, pp.716-721, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/alr.21731
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ALLERGY & RHINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.716-721

Abstract

BackgroundIn recent studies, local specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) production against allergens in nasal mucosa and a positive response to a nasal allergen provocation test (NAPT) have been demonstrated in some patients initially diagnosed as nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) or idiopathic rhinitis (IR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of local allergic rhinitis (LAR) in patients who experience rhinitis symptoms in indoor and outdoor moldy conditions and to investigate the role of the NAPT in diagnosis.