Local nasal desensitization provoking systemic illness with proteinuria

Authors


Dr Geoffrey Taylor, Immunology Laboratory, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Manchester M13 9PT.

Summary

We report a case of allergic rhinitis with systemic illness and proteinuria, which was repeatedly provoked by nasal exposure to allergen. Local nasal desensitization resulted in remission of both rhinitis and systemic illness. The disease was associated with systemic complement fixation via the classical pathway.

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