‘Arthus-type’ reactivity in the nasal airways and skin in pollen sensitive subjects


Dr G. Taylor, Immunology Laboratories, Coupland Building I, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL.


Nasal and skin reactivity to grass pollens is described with peak responses 6 hr after challenge. The reactions are considered to be Type III (Arthus-like) in nature. The Arthus-like nasal reactivity is not induced by previous hyposensitization but is correlated with previous tonsillectomy.