Clinical & Experimental Allergy

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

Authors

  • GEOFFREY TAYLOR,

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    1. Immunology Laboratories, Department of Bacteriology and Virology, University of Manchester
      Dr G. Taylor, Immunology Laboratories, Coupland Building I, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL.
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  • P.R. SHIVALKAR

    1. Immunology Laboratories, Department of Bacteriology and Virology, University of Manchester
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Dr G. Taylor, Immunology Laboratories, Coupland Building I, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL.

Summary

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.

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