Accession Number : ADP006588

Title :   Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis in Greek Pilots,

Corporate Author : HELLENIC AIR FORCE TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER ATHENS (GREECE)

Personal Author(s) : Grigoreas, C. ; Pappas, D. ; Agelidis, A. ; Chlmonas, E.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In order to study the Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and Nonallergic Rhinitis (NAR) in Greek pilots we examined 144 Greek male pilots, aged from 23 to 50 years with symptoms of chronic rhinitis. The diagnosis was based on: (1) detailed history (2) physical examination (3) Skin Prick Tests (SPT) on common aeroallergens (positive SPT>3 mm when) and (4) nasal secretions for assessment of cosinopbilia (positive eosinophilla20% eosinophils in nasal smears). Also we measured serum total IgE (IV/ml) by PRIST method and expressed as geometric mean value. We excluded patients suffering from chronic rhinitis (infections, mechanical-anatomic, drug-induced, sinusitis, metabolic states) and bronchial asthma.

Descriptors :   ASTHMA, DRUGS, EOSINOPHILS, MALES, MEAN, PATIENTS, PILOTS, SECRETION, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, VALUE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE