Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 67–72 | Cite as

Study in nasal allergy

Evaluation of intradermal test
  • R. P. SenGupta
  • S. Das
  • Amitava Roy


  1. (i)

    Intradermal method of skin testing is highly sensitive in detection of nasal allergen. When standard technique is used it yields 83% positive result as compared to 50% positive result when scratch test is employed.

  2. (ii)

    Nasal allergens are of mild degree of antigenicity. It produces grade III skin response in (60–82%) cases when all the different types of allergens are considered together.

  3. (iii)

    Inhalant allergens are by and large the commonest cause of allergic rhinitis. The road dust forms 84.5%, then the mattress dust, 78.7%.

  4. (iv)

    However 64.5% cases showed sensitivity to multiple allergens.

  5. (v)

    Pollen rhinitis is rare in this part of our country.



Food Allergy Allergic Rhinitis Road Dust Scratch Test Allergenic Extract 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. SenGupta
    • 1
  • S. Das
    • 1
  • Amitava Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.E.N.T. Dept.Medical CollegeCalcutta

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