Chapter 82. Nasal Hyperresponsiveness

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Niels Mygind,
  2. Ronald Dahl and
  3. Morgan Andersson

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch12

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mygind, N., Dahl, R. and Andersson, M. (2000) Nasal Hyperresponsiveness, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • airway hyperresponsiveness;
  • mucous membrane;
  • allergen exposure;
  • histamine;
  • eosinophil activation


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Hyperresponsiveness

  • Laboratory Testing for Unspecific Responsiveness

  • Allergen-Induced Changes in Nasal Responsiveness

  • Changes Induced in Nasal Responsiveness by Other Factors

  • Effects of Glucocorticosteroids

  • Pathophysiology

  • Hyperresponsiveness in Upper and Lower Airways

  • Conclusions

  • References