Safety of bronchial allergen provocation in a children's out-patient clinic


J. P. Nielsen, Department of Pediatrics, Aalborg Hospital, DK-9100 Aalborg, Denmark


A total of 137 bronchial provocation tests (BPT) with allergen extracts were performed in an outpatient clinic. 1 10 were positive, 29 with late reaction and 81 without. The patients were observed for 6-8 h and discharged ii they did not develop a late reaction. None of the discharged patients was admitted to hospital later, and the number of patients hospitalized was reduced by 80%.