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June 1936

A COMPARISON OF INTRADERMAL AND INTRAMUCOSAL TESTS IN CASES OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine. This work was made possible by the Ball Research Fund.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(6):679-681. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040691008
Abstract

My purpose in this paper is to compare the results secured by intradermal tests with those secured by intramucosal tests.

MATERIAL AND METHOD OF STUDY

Sixty-five cases in which the condition was diagnosed as allergic rhinitis were studied. The patients were not selected. In half of the cases there were complications, such as asthma, headache, suppuration of the nasal sinuses or deflected septums. The cutaneous tests were made by Miss Zelma Alvis. Every effort was made to get accurate and reliable results. The technic for the intramucosal tests was the same as that previously reported,1 except that the use of a 1 per cent solution of cocaine in the nose was discontinued; further, more than one set of tests per day were made provided the allergen used in the first test did not react within forty-five minutes.

Approximately 95 per cent of the positive reactions to the intramucosal

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