Journal of Rhinology 2014;21(2):81-84.
Published online November 30, 2014.
The Current Knowledge of Allergen Nasal Provocation Test
Tae Young Jang, Young Hyo Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
비강유발검사의 최신지견
장태영, 김영효
인하대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Nasal provocation test (NPT) is a procedure used to evaluate the hyper-responsiveness of nasal mucosa after exposure to a provocative allergen. We aimed to identify the clinical indication and contra-indication for the use of NPT, and to introduce the actual NPT laboratory protocol in our clinical practice. We also provide clinical information which could be useful in conducting NPT. Finally, we discuss the current limitations of NPT and present a plan to overcome these difficulties.
Key Words: Nasal Provocation Tests;Allergic Rhinitis;Acoustic Rhinometry

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