Immunoglobulin E in nasal secretions – new routes in the diagnosis of allergies

Frank Hofer, Guido Mühlmeier & Heinz Maier
The diagnostic procedure of allergic rhinitis is qualitatively based on skin prick test (SPT) and quantitatively on specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) measuring. These tests reveal sensitizations, however do not predict allergy to a specific allergen. The aim of this work is the comparison between IgE [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]